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How is malocclusion diagnosed?

Malocclusion, or bad bite, involves teeth that are crowded or crooked. Malocclusions often become noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12, as the child’s permanent (adult) teeth erupt. Your child’s dentist can spot problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth early on, while the primary teeth are present. That’s why regular dental examinations are important.

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