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[mass noun] Imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed:‘these patients frequently have dental malocclusion’[count noun] ‘most malocclusions can be corrected by extractions and removable appliance therapy’
- ‘Types of malocclusion include overbite, underbite, and crowding.’
- ‘Your orthodontist will explain which is most suitable for your particular malocclusion.’
- ‘Such malocclusions resolve spontaneously if thumb-sucking stops before the permanent teeth erupt.’
- ‘Any situational factors should be corrected, and dental malocclusion and caries should be treated.’
- ‘Dentists and orthodontists assess and treat dental and oral diseases and malocclusion.’
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