Division of Dentistry

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Malocclusion

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 Group – Boston

165 Cambridge Street
Suite 401
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1076
Fax: 617-724-6681

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA  01923
Phone: (978) 882-6600
Fax: (978) 882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Danvers dental center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.