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A malocclusion is a commonly used term to describe bad bites and misalignment issues within your mouth and jaw. These bad bites can be caused by a variety of issues, and cause a variety of different defects. Orthodontic treatments are often needed to correct malocclusions. For more information about malocclusions, take the following quiz:

Which of the following malocclusions affects your incisors?
a.) Underbites
b.) Open bites
c.) Overbites
d.) All of the above

Which of the following malocclusions refers to issues regarding teeth erupting in the wrong position above your gum line
a.) Buck teeth
b.) Misplaced midlines
c.) Rotation malocclusions
d.) Transposition malocclusions

True or False: Underbites are caused when your lower incisors stick out past your upper incisors.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Malocclusions can increase your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, d, a, a

If you are showing signs of malocclusions, come visit Blais Orthodontics for treatment today. With the helpful support of Dr. Merissa Blais and our wonderful team at our orthodontic office in Scarsdale, New York, we can restore your smile to its former glory. To schedule an appointment, call us at 914.472.9595. Visit us today, and your smile with thank you!