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Are you ready to correct your malocclusions? A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the result of an irregularity or abnormality in your smile that has resulted in some form of misalignment with your teeth. Oftentimes, malocclusions occur 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 types of malocclusions:

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

Which of the following is not a type of 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: Rotation malocclusions are bad bites that have resulted in teeth that are out of position and alignment.
a.) True
b.) False

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

Answer Key: c, d, a, a

If you are in need of a malocclusion treatment from our team at Wendy Chen Orthodontics at our orthodontic office in Colleyville, Texas, please contact us at 817-581-4031 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wendy Chen. The path to a healthy smile starts today!