A 50-year-old member asked:
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what health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Not being able to chew efficiently and untoward effects to the jaw joints are two of the main risks to overall health. That is the goal of orthodontic treatment, to correct any malooclusion. Sometimes the malocclusion is so severe that in an individual who has stopped growing, surgery may be needed to fully correct the problem.
Answered on Jan 17, 2014
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Yes: "occlusion" means "bite, " the way the teeth and jaws relate to, and function with, each other. "malocclusion" means "bad bite, " and you need to see ... Read More

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