malocclusion

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malocclusion

[¦mal·ə′klü·zhən]
(medicine)
Faulty occlusion of the teeth.
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2005) Early childhood pacifier use in relation to breastfeeding, SIDS, infection and dental malocclusion.
No other significant association was seen between dental malocclusion and otitis media.
A little-known fact is that bottle feeding and frequent use of pacifiers causes dental malocclusions and cross bite (followed by large orthodontist's bills later in life), while breast-feeding does not.