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Malocclusion is a poor fit (alignment) of the teeth and jaws. A 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."
Last Revised: January 2, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
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