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Noun malocclusion has 1 sense
  1. malocclusion - (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally
    --1 is a kind of
    disorder, upset
    --1 has particulars: overbite

Definitions from the Web


Definition: Malocclusion refers to the misalignment or incorrect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed, resulting in an imperfect bite.


Popular Usage:

Malocclusion is a common dental condition that affects both children and adults, causing various dental problems.

Local Usage:

In our community, malocclusion is often referred to as "crooked teeth" or "bad bite."

Sample Sentences:

1. The orthodontist diagnosed her malocclusion and recommended braces to align her teeth properly.

2. Severe malocclusion can lead to difficulties in chewing, speech problems, and an increased risk of dental issues.

3. Some people with malocclusion experience jaw pain or discomfort due to the misalignment of their teeth.

4. The dentist advised her to correct her malocclusion early to prevent further complications.

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