What is Occlusion and Why Does It Matter?


Dental Model O'Fallon ILHave you ever heard your dentist use the term “occlusion” or “malocclusion” during one of your appointments? If you are not familiar with this word, it essentially refers to your bite, or the way your top teeth fit on your bottom teeth when you close your mouth. Most commonly, malocclusion (or a “bad bite) is discussed alongside orthodontic treatment options. (more…)