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What are the symptoms, signs of malocclusion?

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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Bite off: Malocclusion is simply when the teeth do not fit in an anatomically correct position. This can be the result of numerous things. Consulting your dentist and orthodontist are the best first steps to correcting malocclusion.
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Dr. ILAN ABRAMOWITZ
Dentistry 17 years experience
Bite shift: Joint problems, perio disease, cavities, bone loss, to name a few
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Lots: Crowding, spacing, deep bite, open bite, cross bite, rotations, protrusion, retrusion, high narrow palate, upper or lower jaw too far forward, upper or lower jaw too far back, underbite, buck teeth, excessive wear, fractures near the gum line, bone/gum loss, jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction, speech alterations, breathing obstruction, and so many other signs & symptoms. Please see an orthodontist.
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 30 years experience
Bad bite: Teeth that are not positioned as they should be. See an orthodontist to discuss further as it relates to your case. Most will provide a free consultation.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
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. See an orthodontist for evaluation and treatment.
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