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Do you suffer from any forms of malocclusions? A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the result of an irregularity or deviation in your smile that has resulted in some form of misalignment with your teeth. Oftentimes, malocclusions occur in the incisors, but warped teeth can appear anywhere, and can even be caused by your jawbone. Try your luck at the following quiz to test your knowledge on the various types of malocclusions:

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

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

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

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

Answer Key: d, a, a, c

No matter which malocclusion treatment you desire, Dr. Brett Gluck and our team at Quality Orthodontic Care will make sure that your teeth are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam at our orthodontic office in Johns Creek, Georgia, please contact us at 770-664-6003. A healthy smile is a happy smile! Come in soon to see what we can do for you!