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Enhance and upgrade your smile by finding treatments for your malocclusions. A malocclusion, also called a bad bite, is the result of an irregularity or aberration in your smile that has resulted in some form of misalignment with your teeth. Oftentimes, malocclusions occur in the incisors, but curved 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 many varieties of malocclusions:

Which of the following is not a variety 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 variety 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 their intended spots and alignment.
a.) True
b.) False

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

Answer Key: d, c, a, a

With orthodontics, your smile will not only look better, but it can be stronger and easier to clean too. If you would like to meet with Dr. Christopher Liang and our team at Liang Orthodontics for an oral examination, please call 301-637-2189 to schedule an appointment at our orthodontic office in Potomac, Maryland. Come on in to learn more about your options to get the bright and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.