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Optimum oral health includes treating all malocclusions. A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the result of an irregularity or abnormality in your smile that has resulted in some variety of misalignment with your teeth. Oftentimes, malocclusions are seen 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 categories of malocclusions:

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

Which of the following is not a category 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 category 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 location and alignment.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: a, d, c, a

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