Occlusion

Occlusion

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Occlusion is how the upper and lower teeth fit together (how they align). This is also known as "bite." Perfect bites are rare. Most people have some form of malocclusion ("poor bite"). Orthodontists use braces and other tools to move teeth into a better and more normal occlusion, or alignment.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics

Current as ofMarch 28, 2018

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