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What type of malocclusion do you think I have if buck teeth?

What type of malocclusion do you think I have if buck teeth?

Class 2: But nothing an orthodontist can not address and fix in all likelihood. Go visit one. ...Read more

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Malocclusion (Definition)

A malocclusion describes the inability of teeth to bite with one another correctly. Commonly the dental arches show poor alignment of the teeth. A malocclusion can be due to dental or skeletal disharmony or both. Orthodontics is the specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of correction of these anomalies. It is an ...Read more


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What is malocclusion?

What is malocclusion?

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. ...Read more

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How can I help malocclusion?

How can I help  malocclusion?

Orthodontist: Your local orthodontist is the expert in dental occlusion. They will be able to develop a treatment plan to fit your expectations. ...Read more

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What can correct malocclusion?

What can correct malocclusion?

Orthodontics: A proper orthodontic evaluation and treatment will correct malocclusion. ...Read more

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What can help treat malocclusion?

What can help treat malocclusion?

Ortho vs restorative: Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho. ...Read more

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Best way to diagnose malocclusion?

Best way to diagnose malocclusion?

Dentist: See your dentist for this diagnosis or an orthodontist. Are you having other symptoms like excessive tooth wear or TMJ pain? Good questions to ask and have answered. ...Read more

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What procedures treat malocclusion?

What procedures  treat malocclusion?

Jaw surgery, ortho: Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, signs of malocclusion?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage my malocclusion at home?

It depends: This is an interesting question. I would recommend that you go see a dentist or an orthodontist and ask that question directly. The reason i say this is that I do not know your present dental condition, it is very difficult to say what you can do at home. Take this question to the professional and ask for a good straight forward answer. ...Read more

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Is a malocclusion a worse condition than an occlusion?

Is a malocclusion a worse condition than an occlusion?

?: The definition of a malocclusion is a bad bite (mal=bad, occlusion=bite). Occlusion is the way a person bits and their teeth come together. A malocclusion is a bad bite. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: malocclusion?

What is the definition or description of: malocclusion?

Tooth mis-alignment: A malocclusion describes the inability of teeth to bite with one another correctly. Commonly the dental arches show poor alignment of the teeth. A malocclusion can be due to dental or skeletal disharmony or both. Orthodontics is the specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of correction of these anomalies. It is an advanced specialty of dentistry. ...Read more

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

Crooked Teeth: A malocclusion is a condition where the teeth do not meet harmoniously and/or are not positioned in an esthetic way. ...Read more

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What health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

What health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

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. ...Read more

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What exactly is "Vertical occlusions" and "No 2 malocclusions"?

What exactly is "Vertical occlusions" and "No 2 malocclusions"?

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 ...Read more

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What is a severe malocclusion and how can I tell what it looks like?

What is a severe malocclusion and how can I tell what it looks like?

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. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some health risks or health problems due to malocclusion?

Many: This may be best answered by a page on our website: http://www.aabraces.com/Why-Braces-/Why-Get-Braces.aspx Good luck! ...Read more

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I have untreated class 1 malocclusion. What's going to happen as the disease progresses and when will it progress?

Keep them clean: I would not consider class 1 malocclusion a disease. Our distant ancestors did not have braces and no one ever died from crooked teeth. The biggest problem with malocclusion is keeping the teeth and gums clean around the crowding. You must get a dental cleaning every 6 months to keep teeth and periodontia healthy around the crowding. If you maintain oral hygiene you shouldn't have any problems. ...Read more

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Can malocclusion cause a lisp?

Definitely, yes: Malocclusion means the teeth are not aligned properly. Speech difficulties that are rare including lisp may be a symptom of the malocclusion. ...Read more

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Why are TMJ and malocclusion different?

Totally different: One deals with a joint on the side of your jaw, the other with your overall bite. Most patients with malocclusions do not have TMJ issues and many people with TMJ troubles have good or perfect bites. ...Read more

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How does malocclusion affect my body weight?

How does malocclusion affect my body weight?

Not much: After 30 years of treating malocclusions, i can say without reservation that the kids intake of calories are just fine. There are rare cases identified very early in life where the malocclusion is so severe that it impedes eating, but those have been all orthopedic cases. Plenty of folks 1 or 2 generations ago took dentures out to eat. ...Read more

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