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Don’t let malocclusions wreck your otherwise perfect smile. A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the consequence of an irregularity or abnormality in your smile that has resulted in some form of misalignment with your teeth. Oftentimes, malocclusions take place in the incisors, but crooked teeth can appear anywhere, and can even be caused by your jawbone. Try your luck at the following quiz to see how well you grasp the various forms of malocclusions:

Which of the following is not a form of incisor malocclusion?
a.) Underbites, also called bulldog teeth
b.) Overbites, also called buck teeth
c.) Open bites
d.) None of the above

Which of the following is not a form of spacing malocclusion?
a.) Overcrowded teeth
b.) Large gaps between teeth
c.) Extremely sharp teeth
d.) All of the above

True or False: Rotation malocclusions are bad bites that have resulted in teeth that are out of place and alignment.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Transposition malocclusions are the outcome of teeth erupting in the wrong spots along your gum line.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, c, a, a

To learn more about malocclusions, or to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist at Straight Smile, call our orthodontic office in College Park, Maryland at 301-841-9348. Dr. Christopher Liang and our entire team want to ensure your oral health is shining for years to come.