The meeting together of the upper and lower teeth and jaws
A malocclusion in which the teeth do not meet together
The speciality of dentistry concerned with surgical procedures in and about the mouth and jaws
Orthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry concerned with the development and management of irregularities and abnormalities of the teeth, jaws and face. Its aim is to produce a healthy, functional bite, creating greater resistance to disease and improving personal appearance. This contributes to mental and physical well-being.
A dentist who has special qualifications and training in orthodontics
Correction of the jaws by means of an operation, usually combined with orthodontic straightening of the teeth
occlusion in which the upper incisor teeth overlap the lower ones.
The horizontal overlap of the upper teeth over the lower teeth