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malocclusion

Line breaks: mal|occlu¦sion
Pronunciation: /maləˈkluːʒ(ə)n
 
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Definition of malocclusion in English:

noun

[mass noun] Dentistry
Imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed: these patients frequently have dental malocclusion [count noun]: most malocclusions can be corrected by extractions and removable appliance therapy
More example sentences
  • 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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