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A 46-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what does a "severe malocclusion" look like?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Crooked Teeth: A malocclusion is a condition where the teeth do not meet harmoniously and/or are not positioned in an esthetic way.
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Dr. Russell Chin
Dentistry 47 years experience
When upper front teeth stick way out, your front teeth can't touch the bottom front teeth. Just another example
Jan 4, 2014
Dr. William Jakavick
39 years experience
Severe malocclusion: Malocclusion is when teeth do not line up where peaks meet valleys and afford the best esthetic as well as functional alignment. Sever malocclusion would mean that teeth are not lining up at all where peaks would normally meet valleys, teeth appear crooked and crowded together, not enough room for some teeth, making itdifficult to eat properly and even speak properly.
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Dr. Alan Heller
34 years experience
Severe malocclusion: There are many varieties of severe malocclusion. The teeth can be severely crowded teeth, have a large overbite, an under-bite, a open bite (where you can seen the tongue though an opening between the upper and lower front teeth), or significant spacing between the teeth. You may also have a combination these problems.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Malocclusion: Means"bad bite." Severity determined by the complexity of the case, whether malrelationships are dental, skeletal, or both, damage because of the malocclusion, and many other factors. Ask an Orthodontic Specialist to examine you and point out exactly what doesn't fit/work properly.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Severe malocclusion: Severe malocclusion means the teeth are not aligned properly. Severe malocclusion is also known as: crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, or anterior open bite.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is a severe malocclusion and how can I tell what it looks like?

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Dr. Keith Grimm
Dentistry 27 years experience
Bad bite: It's a fancy way of saying that the top and bottom teeth are badly out of alignment. How it looks can vary depending on what the cause is and whether it is related to tooth size or jaw size. Usually when it's classified as severe, it's because if left untreated, some developmental or functional problems could result from non-treatment.
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