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The term "malocclusion" (poor bite) refers to a number of possible
conditions. The most common are:
A normal fit is when the upper teeth are slightly forward of the
Malocclusion, when there isn't a normal fit, is
classified by how the upper and lower teeth fit together. The bones of the jaw
are also checked for proper position in relation to the teeth.
A jaw structure problem that children are born with can cause
malocclusion. Malocclusion can also cause the jaw joint to move out of place.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
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