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What procedures help treat malocclusion?

A malocclusion is a bad bite, which means teeth are crowded or crooked. In some cases, the upper and lower jaws may not meet properly and although the teeth may appear straight, the individual may have an uneven bite.

If your teeth are crooked, they may be straightened by braces. Braces can help improve your smile and make your teeth straighter. Braces come in many different styles, including tooth-colored plastic braces that are less noticeable or traditional metal braces. Sometimes removable clear retainers are used to straighten teeth. Talk to your dentist to see what the best choice is for you.

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