Definition of malocclusion in English:


Syllabification: mal·oc·clu·sion
Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈklo͞oZHən


  • Imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed.
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    • Types of malocclusion include overbite, underbite, and crowding.
    • Any situational factors should be corrected, and dental malocclusion and caries should be treated.
    • Dentists and orthodontists assess and treat dental and oral diseases and malocclusion.

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