malocclusion of teeth

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malocclusion of teeth

A form of dental malocclusion in which there is a reversal of the normal relationship of the mandibular and maxillary teeth, with lateral displacement of opposing teeth (i.e., a poor bite) and difficulty in mastication. Normally, mandibular teeth lie inside maxillary teeth and the outside mandibular cusps or incisal edges meet the central portion of opposing maxillary teeth.
 
Complications
Periodontal disease, caries.

malocclusion of teeth

Crossbite, crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, overbite Orthodontics A form of malocclusion in which there is a reversal of the normal relationship of the mandibular and maxillary teeth, with lateral displacement of opposing teeth–ie, a poor bite; and difficulty in mastication normally, mandibular teeth lie inside maxillary teeth and the outside mandibular cusps or incisal edges meet the central portion of opposing maxillary teeth Complications Periodontal disease, caries. See Crossbite, Crowded teeth, Misaligned teeth, Overbite.
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The practice has introduced a new cosmetic orthodontics service, Cfast, designed to align the teeth visible in a smile with just six months of treatment, and invisible brace service Invisalign, aimed at correcting crooked or crowded teeth.
Crowded teeth can be more difficult to clean, an overbite may contribute to excessive wear of incisor teeth and a crossbite can cause biting and chewing difficulties.
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Other signs include long legs, tall and thin body type, curved spine, chest inks in or sticks out, flexible joints, flat feet, crowded teeth, and stretch marks on the skin that are not related to weight gain or loss.
Braces can correct crooked or crowded teeth, overbites and under-bites, incorrect jaw position or jaw joint disorders," Dr Abdulmueen al-Qahtani said, adding: "If left untreated, these problems can result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches and earaches, as well as speaking, biting or chewing problems.
Extremely crowded teeth can cause the supporting bone and gums to thin and recede, sometimes even impacting permanent teeth," says Kaner, a Pinecrest braces provider.
They are used to treat problems like spaced teeth, overly crowded teeth and jaw related problems.
Other symptoms can include a chest that sinks in or sticks out, flat feet, highly arched palate and crowded teeth, joints that are too flexible, learning disability, movement of the lens of the eye from its normal position, nearsightedness, small lower jaw (micrognathia), a spine that curves to one side and a thin, narrow face.
Irany's award winning case involved correcting a gummy smile and crowded teeth in a patient who avoided smiling because her teeth were crooked and protruded out of her mouth.
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Underbites, overbites, gapped teeth, crowded teeth or crooked teeth