Examples of malocclusion

Illustration of Examples of malocclusion

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Malocclusion is a poor fit (alignment) of the teeth and jaws. A common cause of malocclusion is teeth that have too much or too little room in the jaw. As a result, teeth may grow or drift out of place. Some people refer to it as having crooked teeth or a "poor bite."

Last Updated: January 22, 2009

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BSc, DDS, MPH - Dentist

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