noun[mass noun] Dentistry
- Lack of occlusion of the front teeth when the jaw is closed normally.More example sentences
- The child had a severe anterior open bite as a result of tongue thrust, with accompanying malocclusion.
- In particular, he reported that abnormal children with stress-related emotional disturbances had a higher number of instances of overbite and open bite than did normal children.
- Another common form of malocclusion, called an open bite, happens when the front teeth don't come completely together when a child bites down.