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Malocclusion is a poor fit (alignment) of the teeth and jaws. An overjet is when the lower teeth are too far behind the upper front teeth. An underbite is when the upper front teeth are too far behind the lower teeth.
common cause of malocclusion is teeth that have too much or too little room in
the jaw. As a result, teeth may grow or drift out of place. Some people refer
to it as having crooked teeth or a "poor bite."
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
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