closed bite


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Related to closed bite: deep bite, normal bite, misaligned teeth

closed bite

reduced vertical interarch distance with excessive vertical overlap of the anterior teeth.

closed bite

Etymology: L, claudere + AS, bitan
an abnormal overbite; a decrease in the occlusal vertical dimension produced by various factors, such as tooth abrasion and insufficient eruption of supportive posterior teeth. Compare open bite.
A dental malocclusion in which there is overbite—upper teeth cover the lower teeth—due to a decreased occlusal vertical dimension

closed bite

Deep bite Dentistry A dental malocclusion in which there is overbite–upper teeth cover the lower teeth due to a ↓ occlusal vertical dimension

closed bite

(klōzd bīt)
Reduced vertical interarch distance with excessive vertical overlap of the anterior teeth.

closed bite

(klōzd bīt)
Form of reduced vertical bite in which the mandibular incisors are positioned near the lingual gingiva of the maxillary incisors.
Compare: deep bite