Do you know what occlusion class you have?

December 21, 2018

Occlusion is defined as making contact with the surface of an opposing tooth when the jaws are closed. 

 

Normal Occlusion - For a normal occlusion, the mesio-buccal cusp of the maxillary first molar is aligned with the buccal groove of the mandibular first molar. 

 

Class 1 - Class 1 malocclusion involves normal molar relationship (as seen in Normal Occlusion) but there is crowing, misalignment of the teeth or cross bites.

 

Class 2 - Class 2 malocclusion has a molar relationship where the buccal groove of the mandibular first molar distally positioned when in occlusion with the mesio-buccal cusp of the maxillary first molar. 

 

Class 3 - A malocclusion where the the buccal groove of the mandibular first molar mesially positioned to the mesio-buccal cusp of the maxillary first molar when the teeth are in occlusion. 

 

Do you know what one you are? 

If not, next time you are in for your dental check-up ask your dentist. 

 

If you're concerned regarding your bite, you can have a free orthodontics consultation with Dr Yang

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