Also known as a "bad bite," malocclusion is the misalignment of teeth and jaws.
Malocclusion is a misalignment of the teeth and jaws sometimes leading to "overbites," "underbites," and "crossbites." Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to problems such as temporomandibular joint disorder, problems with gums, and problems with jaw muscles. Malocclusion can also lead to excessive force distributed across the bite causing damaged teeth and crowns. Treatment for maloccusion may involve a team of dental specialists, including an orthodontist, general dentist, and in some cases an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or prosthodontist.
Mass General Dental Group165 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes
If you wish to become a patient in our practice, start by making an appointment with a member of our professional staff.
Click here for directions to our dental center, approximately three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visits should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.