Are You Prepared to Fix Your Malocclusion?

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Are you prepared to fix your malocclusion? A malocclusion — also called a bad bite – is a misalignment of the jaw. There are many varieties of malocclusions. They often occur in the incisors, but crooked teeth can show up anywhere along the gumline. Want to learn more or to test your knowledge? Just take this quiz:

Which of the following is not a kind of spacing malocclusion?
a.) Overcrowded teeth
b.) Large gaps between teeth
c.) Extremely sharp teeth
d.) All of the above

Which of the following isn’t a kind of incisor malocclusion?
a.) Underbites (also called bulldog teeth)
b.) Overbites (also called buck teeth)
c.) Open bites
d.) None of the above

True or False: A rotation malocclusion is a bad bite in which the teeth shift in and out of alignment.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: A transposition malocclusion is where teeth erupt in the wrong places along your gum line, resulting in a misalignment between the top and bottom arches.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: c, d, a, a

Do you have a malocclusion? There is a solution! Just contact our team at Vincent Team Orthodontics at our orthodontic office in Sandy, Utah at 801-495-2560 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Vincent. Your path to a healthy smile starts today!