malocclusion


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mal·oc·clu·sion

 (măl′ə-klo͞o′zhən)
n.
1. Faulty contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed.
2. An instance of such faulty contact.

malocclusion

(ˌmæləˈkluːʒən)
n
(Dentistry) 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
ˌmalocˈcluded adj

mal•oc•clu•sion

(ˌmæl əˈklu ʒən)

n.
irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
[1885–90]
mal`oc•clud′ed, adj.

mal·oc·clu·sion

(măl′ə-klo͞o′zhən)
A condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly; a faulty bite.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malocclusion - (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normallymalocclusion - (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
overbite - (dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teeth
Translations

mal·oc·clu·sion

n. maloclusión, mordida defectuosa.

malocclusion

n maloclusión f
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The positive correlation between the value of the craniocervical angle and the upper jaw length and a significant negative correlation between the value of the craniocervical angle and the lower jaw length can also contribute to the occurrence of class II malocclusion.
Works were considered for this review that addressed the issue of malocclusion and auditory tube dysfunction or related topics, as seen from reading the title and abstract.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the amount of skeletal and dentoalveolar modification produced by bionator appliance in a sample of subjects with Class II, Division 1 malocclusion treated before the pubertal peak of mandibular growth.
The company's flagship product, Invisalign is an orthodontic product that finds application in the treatment of malocclusion and the misalignment of teeth.
The specific objectives of oral health do not take into consideration the prevalence of malocclusion [3,4].
Epidemiology of malocclusion and assessment of orthodontic treatment needs are of national importance in many countries and were thus included in numerous national level surveys [1-16].
Several studies have addressed the prevalence of oral conditions associated with cerebral palsy, including poor oral hygiene, traumatic dental injuries, bruxism, sialorrhea and malocclusion.
Early treatment protocol for skeletal Class III malocclusion.
Objective: To observe the difference in dimension of teeth among adult females with and without malocclusion.
Dental treatment for associated malocclusion can be risky because of the risk of atypical fractures.
Condition-specific impacts on quality of life attributed to malocclusion by adolescents with normal occlusion and class I, II and III malocclusion.