OCCLUSION

Introduction:

Occlusion is the alignment of your teeth when you bite down. It’s important to have proper occlusion because it helps you chew food properly and speak clearly. Malocclusion, or a bad bite, can cause problems with your teeth, gums, and jaw.

Types Of Occlusion:

There are three main types of occlusion:

Class I:

The upper teeth slightly overlap the lower teeth. This is the most common type of occlusion.

Class II:

The upper teeth overlap the lower teeth by a significant amount. This is also known as an overbite.

Class III:

The lower teeth overlap the upper teeth. This is also known as an underbite.

Occlusion can also be classified by how the teeth fit together when you bite down. This is known as the occlusal relationship. There are three main types of occlusal relationships:

1. Edge-To-Edge:

The upper and lower teeth touch only at the edges.

2. Canine-Guided:

The canine teeth touch first when you bite down.

3. Group Function:

All of the teeth touch evenly when you bite down.

Having a proper occlusion is important for many reasons. It helps you chew food properly, speak clearly, and avoid pain and injury to your teeth, gums, and jaw. If you have a malocclusion, you may want to talk to your dentist or orthodontist about treatment options.

Uses Of Occlusion:

  • To properly chew food
  • To speak clearly
  • To avoid pain and injury to your teeth, gums, and jaw.
  • To maintain the health of your teeth and gums
  • To improve the appearance of your smile.

Occlusion is the alignment of your teeth when you bite down. It’s important to have proper occlusion because it helps you chew food properly and speak clearly. Malocclusion, or a bad bite, can cause problems with your teeth, gums, and jaw.

Conclusion:

Occlusion is important for many reasons. Proper occlusion helps you to chew food properly, speak clearly, and avoid pain and injury to your teeth, gums, and jaw. If you have a malocclusion, you may want to talk to your dentist or orthodontist about treatment options.