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Do you know what a malocclusion is? A malocclusion is a bad bite that arises when teeth do not align properly. There are several different types of malocclusions that can occur. However, to effectively treat malocclusions, orthodontic therapies will often be required. To test your knowledge on malocclusions, take the following quiz:

Question 1: Which of the following definitions most closely describes a malocclusion?
A: a type of mouthwash
B: a cleaning tool to reach areas between teeth
C: malocclusions are bad bites and misalignments within a person’s mouth.
D: an inherited disease consisting of stained and discolored teeth

Question 2: Which of the following is a risk factor for malocclusions?
A: poor oral hygiene
B: genetic predispositions
C: thumb sucking
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is a typical treatment that can be used for malocclusions?
A: aligners
B: braces
C: roller coaster therapy
D: both A & B

Question 4: Which of the following is a common type of malocclusion?
A: incisor malocclusions, such as buck teeth or bulldog teeth
B: space malocclusions such as gaps and spaces between teeth
C: rotation malocclusions where teeth erupt in the wrong space
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
C, D, D, D

Be sure to make time in your life to visit your orthodontist at Cornerstone Orthodontics for orthodontic treatments, and if necessary, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Myoungsoo Choi for a thorough exam of your oral health. You can get ahold of our office in Katy, Texas, by calling us at 832-930-7875.