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what is malocclusion?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
13 years experience Dentistry
Bite is not right: A malocclusion means that your teeth arent fitting right together when you bite. Teeth are supposed to fit a certain way and you are supposed to bite on certain areas of your tooth (after you get a filling done, the dentist makes you bite on a blue piece of paper- that is what they are checking). Some ways malocclusions can be fixed is by braces or an occlusal adjustment.
Answered on Jul 6, 2013
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Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Bad Occlusion: Malocclusion is actually stating that the way your teeth come together is off or not ideal. Honestly almost eveyone has some form of malocclusion, however it usually is used to refer to someone with more prominent malocclusion, so the need for braces or even surgery+braces is needed to correct it.
Answered on Nov 15, 2012
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Exact description : Malocclusion comes from latin = male and occlude = latin for shut up or close badly closes.
Answered on Jan 17, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Bad Bite, literally: Can be dental, skeletal, combination of both. It means your teeth and/or jaws do not come together and work properly with each other. It's a condition, not a disease. Put teeth and jaws where they belong teeth work better, last longer, are easier to care for, and look a whole lot better. Why not go see an orthodontist for an initial examination (usually free or modest cost) and find out.
Answered on May 8, 2013
Dr. Hilary Baskin
27 years experience Orthodontics
Misalignment: When your teeth and bite are not in proper alignment.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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