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Are malocclusions overwhelming your oral health? A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the result of an irregularity or anomaly in your smile that has resulted in some form of misalignment with your teeth. Oftentimes, malocclusions occur in the incisors, but misaligned teeth can appear anywhere, and can even be caused by your jawbone. Try your luck at the following quiz to see how much you know about the various types of malocclusions:

Which of these disorders 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

Which of these disorders is not a type of 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 coming into view 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 placement.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, c, a, a

If you are looking to improve your smile with malocclusion treatments at Quality Orthodontic Care, you are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Brett Gluck and our team at our orthodontic office in Alpharetta, Georgia. We can be reached at 770-664-6003. Bad bites can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today.