- faulty occlusion; irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
Origin of malocclusion
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- dentistry a defect in the normal position of the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed, as from abnormal development of the jaw
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Word Origin and History for malocclusion
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- Faulty contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed.
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- Misalignment between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed, resulting in a faulty bite.
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