Definition of malocclusion in English:



mass nounDentistry
  • 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’
    • ‘Dentists and orthodontists assess and treat dental and oral diseases and malocclusion.’
    • ‘Any situational factors should be corrected, and dental malocclusion and caries should be treated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Types of malocclusion include overbite, underbite, and crowding.’