Physical Abnormalities

Minor physical abnormalities of the orofacial are reported among those with ADHD. These anomalies are considered "minor" because they rarely present a cosmetic concern.19

  • Enlarged head circumference
  • Epicanthic folds (vertical skin folds covering tear ducts)
  • Hypertelorism (increased distance between eyes)
  • Low set ears
  • Longer lower face
  • More pointed chin
  • Shorter upper lip
  • Wider mouth
  • Steep palatal vault
  • Fissured tongue
  • Geographic tongue
  • Gingival enlargement
  • Aberrant frenula (additional frenula)
  • Irregular, crowded or malformed teeth