deep bite


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deep bite

an abnormally large vertical overlap of anterior teeth in centric occlusion.

deep bite

A dental malocclusion in which there is overbite—upper teeth cover the lower teeth—due to a decreased occlusal vertical dimension

deep bite

(dēp bīt)
Abnormally large vertical overlap of anterior teeth in centric occlusion.
Compare: closed bite

deep bite,

n See overbite.
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When the policewoman put her left hand on the defendant to take her away, the latter bit her leaving deep bite marks on the back of her hand.
Meanwhile, the girl suffered deep bite wounds to her neck and trachea.
Class II was the most common type of malocclusion and deep bite was more prevalent in class II div 1 malocclusion.
Considering age of the patient and partial eruption status of 2nd permanent molars further correction of deep bite was planned at later phase of treatment.
It is transmitted primarily by deep bite wounds and (rarely) scratches.
Keep in mind that deep bite may turn out to be something else.
The last three to four weeks of open water, the deep bite produces some of the biggest fish of the year," he says.
The Invisalign G5 features are applicable to both adults and teens, and it makes it easier for orthodontists to treat difficult cases like deep bite, a challenging and common type of orthodontic condition whereby the upper teeth excessively covers the lower teeth - resulting in teeth that don't line up properly.
The large sheep was found on its side near a fence with deep bite wounds to its neck.
But instead of being taken to hospital, the 59-year-old was arrested for allegedly being drunk and disorderly and locked up in a cell for more than six hours, with only a dressing on the deep bite wound on his arm.

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