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What is malocclusion?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exact description

Malocclusion comes from latin = male and occlude = latin for shut up or close badly closes.

In brief: Exact description

Malocclusion comes from latin = male and occlude = latin for shut up or close badly closes.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Misalignment

When your teeth and bite are not in proper alignment.

In brief: Misalignment

When your teeth and bite are not in proper alignment.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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