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Distal occlusion

Definition
noun
A type of malocclusion wherein the buccal groove first molar teeth of lower jaw are distally positioned from the mesiobuccal cusp of the first molar of upper jaw
Supplement
Distal occlusion refers to the Angle’s Class II malocclusion. Other types of malocclusion are neutroclusion and prognathism.
Synonym(s):

  • retrognathism
  • distoclusion
  • postnormal occlusion
  • retrusive occlusion

See also:

  • malocclusion
  • overjet
  • overbite


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