A malocclusion is a misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches when they approach each other as the jaws close. The term was coined by Edward Angle, the "father of modern orthodontics, as a derivative of occlusion, which refers to the manner in which opposing teeth meet (mal- + occlusion = "incorrect occlusion") It’s also known as : crowded teeth, cross bite, overbite, under bite open bite . The teeth won’t be able to perform vital functions if they’re misaligned. Occlusion is a term that is used to refer to the alignment of your teeth. Ideally, your teeth should fit easily within your mouth without any crowding or spacing issues. Also, none of your teeth should be rotated or twisted. The teeth of your upper jaw should slightly overlap the teeth of your lower jaw so that the pointed ridges of your molars fit into the groves of the opposite molar.
A malocclusion is conditions means the misalignment or the incorrect relation between the teeth, the same condition is also known by other terms, the condition prevents the teeth from performing it’s normal function, Malocclusion is a common condition, usually it is not not dangerous or serious enough to require treatment, however Those who have more severe malocclusions suffer from some complications and require orthodontic and surgical treatment It is usually hereditary condition, but it can be caused by other numerous causes. The term malocclusion itself refers to many another different conditions. Malocclusion have a classification system that divides it into three different classes