Definition of open bite in English:
noun[mass noun] Dentistry
Lack of occlusion of the front teeth when the jaw is closed normally.
- 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.
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