Malocclusion means having crooked teeth or
having upper and lower teeth that don't line up properly. It is usually caused by problems with the shape or size of the jaw or teeth. In most cases, malocclusion is only a cosmetic problem. This means that you may not like the
way your teeth look. But when it's severe, it can cause problems with eating or
Orthodontic treatment can usually correct the way the teeth
and jaws line up.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
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