When you close your mouth, your top teeth should evenly touch your bottom teeth. All top teeth should touch the bottom teeth at the same time and with equal pressure. Your top teeth should fit slightly over your bottom teeth. If some teeth touch harder than others, or are not properly aligned with each other, your “bite” may be imperfect.
The dental term for an imperfect bite is malocclusion. A malocclusion may cause serious and life-long problems if left uncorrected. An occlusal adjustment corrects the malocclusion and repairs the bite for normal chewing and prevents a multitude of dental disorders.