Occlusion

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Occlusion is how the upper and lower teeth fit together (how they align). This is also known as "bite." Perfect bites are rare. Most people have some form of malocclusion ("poor bite"). Orthodontists use braces and other tools to move teeth into a better and more normal occlusion, or alignment.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics