WHAT IS DENTAL OCCLUSION?
It is the area of dentistry that assesses how teeth relate to each other.
To have an ideal occlusion it is necessary that the upper and lower jaws are related in a stable way and it is fundamental that they maintain normal functions: chewing, swallowing, speech and aesthetics.
It is essential that a malocclusion is diagnosed as early as possible in order to avoid greater consequences in the future. It starts when the four upper and lower incisors (front teeth) appear. It is important to be alert because a more unstable occlusion can lead to dysfunctions in the temporomandibular region, which includes the temporomandibular joint, the masticatory muscles and other associated structures.