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Malocclusion is a misalignment of the teeth and jaws sometimes leading to overbites, underbites and/or 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.

About the Division of Dentistry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.