malocclusion malocclusion

Definition(s):

  • (n) (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally

Usage(s):

  1. This condition is called malocclusion; it is the orthodontists' favorite word and their chief problem.
  2. Moreover, thanks to the malocclusion of the Clooney jaw, her voice carries just a hint of a lisp.

News

  • Malocclusion warning

    Parents and teens both know that brushing and flossing are essential for good oral health. But they may be unaware that crooked teeth (also called malocclusion), if left untreated, can lead to periodontal disease and premature wearing of the teeth. 
    on September 4, 2013     Source: The Daily Siftings Herald

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