Definition of Malocclusion

1. Noun. (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally.

Category relationships: Dental Medicine, Dentistry, Odontology
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Upset
Specialized synonyms: Overbite



Definition of Malocclusion

1. Noun. (dentistry) A misalignment of the upper and lower sets of teeth ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malocclusion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Malocclusion

1. Poor positioning or inappropriate contact between the teeth on closure. Class I Malocclusion: A Malocclusion where your bite is OK (your top teeth line up with your bottom teeth) but your teeth are crooked, crowded or turned. Class II Malocclusion: A Malocclusion where your upper teeth stick out past your lower teeth. This is also called an overbite or buck teeth. Class III Malocclusion: A Malocclusion where your lower teeth stick out past your upper teeth. This is also called an underbite. (08 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Malocclusion

malms
malmsey
malmseys
malmy
malnormal
malnormality
malnourish
malnourished
malnourishment
malnutrition
malnutritional
malnutritions
malo
malobservation
malobservations
malocclusion (current term)
malocclusions
malodor
malodorous
malodorously
malodorousness
malodors
malodour
malodourous
malodours
maloik
malolactic
malolactic fermentation
malonaldehyde
malonamidase

Literary usage of Malocclusion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical orthodontia by Martin Dewey (1919)
"CHAPTER XII malocclusion AND NASAL DEFORMITIES It has long been recognized that there is a relation existing between malocclusion of the teeth and ..."

2. The International Journal of Orthodontia and Oral Surgery (1919)
"14, malocclusion associated with Fig. 15. The last case is particularly ... 18, malocclusion associated with Fig. 19; Fig. 20, malocclusion with Fig. ..."

3. The International Journal of Orthodontia (1916)
"All have seen cases of faulty proximate contacts due to malocclusion and yet ... The writer does not mean to imply hereby that malocclusion does not favor ..."

4. Mouth Hygiene: A Text-book for Dental Hygienists by Alfred Civilion Fones (1921)
"Therefore, in presenting the subject of malocclusion, let us consider for a moment how dental caries is aggravated by irregular or malposed teeth. ..."

5. Applied Orthodontia: An Introductory Text for Students and Practitioners of by James David McCoy (1922)
"THE ETIOLOGY OF malocclusion GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS—LOCAL OR MECHANICAL CAUSES. BY those who regard orthodontic treatment in the light of a purely ..."

6. Essentials of Orthodontia: With Especial Reference to Nomenclature by Van Broadus Dalton (1914)
"However, it is the writer's belief that prolonged retention of the second deciduous molars is responsible for this condition of malocclusion in the great ..."

7. Alveolodental Pyorrhea by Charles Cassedy Bass (1915)
"... in which instance the tooth gives considerably when force is applied to it. CHANGES IN THE POSITION OF TEETH—malocclusion Inflammation of the ..."

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