apertognathia

a·per·to·gnath·i·a

(ă-per'tōg-nath'ē-ă), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
An open-bite deformity, a type of malocclusion characterized by premature posterior occlusion and the absence of anterior occlusion.
Synonym(s): open bite (2)
[L. apertus, open, + G. gnathos, jaw]

apertognathia

/ap·er·tog·na·thia/ (ah-per″tog-na´the-ah) open bite.

a·per·tog·nath·i·a

(a-per'tog-nā'thē-ă)
An open bite deformity, a type of malocclusion characterized by premature posterior occlusion and absence of anterior occlusion.
[L. apertus, open, + G. gnathos, jaw]

a·per·tog·nath·i·a

(a-per'tog-nā'thē-ă) In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
An open-bite deformity, a type of malocclusion characterized by premature posterior occlusion and the absence of anterior occlusion.
Synonym(s): open bite (2) .
[L. apertus, open, + G. gnathos, jaw]

apertognathia (əpur´tōnath´ēə),

n an occlusion characterized by a vertical separation between the maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth. Commonly called an
open bite.
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Apertognathia.
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Her surgical diagnoses included 1) severe bilateral condylar resorption, 2) maxillary anteroposterior and posterior vertical hypoplasia, 3) severe anteroposterior mandibular hypoplasia, 4) Class II occlusion with severe apertognathia (7 mm), 5) decreased oropharyngeal airway causing sleep apnea, 6) severe masticatory dysfunction, and 7) severe TMJ and myofascial pain.
8-10) An enlarged tongue resulting in apertognathia and tooth indentations along the lateral border can be the first clinical sign of primary amyloidosis.
Apertognathia (open bite, artichoke bite) is a less common cause of facial deformity.