Who Is Affected by Malocclusion
Reference Malocclusion Opens New Window ("poor bite") can range from mild to severe. American dentists refer about half of the children they see to orthodontists. Although most people have some type of malocclusion, not everyone requires or seeks Reference orthodontic treatment Opens New Window. For example, with or without treatment, many adults develop crowded, crooked lower front teeth. This is a natural result of change over time and doesn't always require braces or other treatment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics