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Malocclusions damage smiles. A malocclusion, also known as 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. Sometimes, malocclusions occur in the incisors, but crooked teeth can appear anywhere, and can even be caused by your jawbone. Try your luck at the ensuing quiz to see how well you grasp the various types of malocclusions:

Which of the following is not considered 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: Rotation malocclusions are bad bites that cause teeth to be out of position and alignment.
a.) True
b.) False

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

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

Answer Key: d, a, c, a

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