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.
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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
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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.
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mal·oc·clu·sion

(măl′ə-klo͞o′zhən)
A condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly; a faulty bite.
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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
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Translations

mal·oc·clu·sion

n. maloclusión, mordida defectuosa.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

malocclusion

n maloclusión f
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References in periodicals archive ?
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 9, 2019-: Malocclusion Industry - Treatment, Outlook, Analysis, Research, Review to 2023
The frequency of different patterns of primary rugae in each malocclusion was also noted (Figure 3).
Various physiologic factors could affect the inclination of incisors such as age,7 inclination of the associated alveolar bone,3,10,11 cancellous bone thickness,3,11 depth of the mandibular symphysis,7,10 and perioral soft tissue structures.12-14 Incisors inclination also varies among different skeletal malocclusions. In skeletal class II, lower incisors are usually proclined whereas in skeletal class III, upper incisors are typically proclined and lower incisors are retroclined to compensate the underlying skeletal malocclusion.3,10 Literature suggested that a notable relationship exists between the strength of perioral musculature and inclination of maxillary and mandibular incisors.12-15
An accurate diagnosis of malocclusion and related treatment planning are the key of a successful orthodontic treatment.
Angle's Class II malocclusion is defined as an anteroposterior discrepancy, that is, in the molar sagittal relationship, even though there may not always be basal bone affected.
A study of hyoid bone position and its relation to the oral and pharyngeal spaces in normal and malocclusion subjects.
Despite the possibility of treatment, malocclusion is considered a public health problem due to its high prevalence and the extent to which it affects the quality of life of affected individuals (1-7).
From this aspect, malocclusion has been considered a cause of various functional problems and aesthetic and social relations, (7) causing a negative impact on the quality of life of adolescents.
Patients having Normal SN-MP angle (32 +- 4) with Angle's class 2 division-1 malocclusion was made essential inclusion criteria.
(20)- (22) However, a direct relationship between different types of malocclusion and symptoms of OSA have been reported among non-obese adult patients.