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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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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 11 years experience
Crocket teeth: That mean very poorly misallighened teeth that they dont even meet and needs extensive orthodontic treatment(braces) and may be orthgnathic surgery(corrective surgery).
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Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 22 years experience
Crooked teeth: Severe malocclusion means that your teeth are crowded and not straight and do not come together in a harmonious fashion. It will look different in each person. A dentist or orthodontist can help you determine how severe your malocclusion is.
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Dr. David Schleimer
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40 years experience
Poor bite: severe: A malocclusion is the lack of harmony of the teeth in biting, it also is pertains to severe misalignment of the teeth within the dental arches. In latin mal=bad and occlsuion=bite, so a severe one is just that: very poor alignment and incorrect biting: it is due to dental and skeletal anomalies, respectively or together. You know it when you see it!
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Show and tell: Malocclusion means bad bite. Severity depends on many factors, both dental and skeletal, and has to do with the way your jaws and teeth relate to each other both functionally and esthetically. Ask your orthodontist to show you exactly what's wrong, and tell you what can be done to fix it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
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

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