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A 17-year-old female asked:

What exactly is "vertical occlusions" and "no 2 malocclusions"?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Malocclusion: Malocclusion, bad bite, may be due to dental and/or skeletal malrelationships in all 3 planes of space, transverse (side to side), sagittal (front to back--Class II falls into this category, and vertical (top to bottom, as in open bite or deep overbite). See a specialist Orthodontist (initial exam usually free) for a discussion of your problems ad a description of possible treatment options.
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
VDO, malocclusion: VDO--- Vertical dimension of occlusion , refers to the superior-inferior relationship of the maxilla(upper arch) to the mandible(lower arch) , when the teeth come together. ClassII malocclusion is an orthodontic terminology used to describe the type of occlusion(bite) a patient presents with. It usually involves an overjet of upper incisors, deep overbite, deficient lower arch, and so on
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