Interpreting Occlusion

Occlusion can seem like a complex and confusing subject. Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), centric relation, maximum intercuspation, working and nonworking interferences, canine guidance, disk displacement and parafunctional habits all affect the dentition, and related disturbances can interfere with patients’ masticatory systems. Dental professionals should have an understanding of tooth movement so they can effectively advise their patients and plan appropriate treatment.

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