The History of Orthodontics
What is Malocclusion?
Angle's Classification of Malocclusion

Angle's Classification of Malocclusion

Dr. Edward Angle described three (3) classes of malocclusion based on the occlusal relationship of the first molars. Normal relationship is described as the first molars being in the following relationship:

Class I malocclusion has the normal molar relationship but the incorrect line of occlusion.

Class II malocclusion has the lower molar placed behind the upper molar. "Overbite"

Class III malocclusion has the lower molar placed forward to the upper molar. "Underbite"


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