deep bite


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deep bite

an abnormally large vertical overlap of anterior teeth in centric occlusion.
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
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Malocclusion can be defined as any deviation from normal occlusion which is unsatisfactory functionally and aesthetically.1 There are several types of inter-arch malocclusions; one such is deep bite malocclusion.
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.
Correcting a deep bite and stability of the result are a problem in orthodontic treatment.
A class II malocclusion with a deep bite in association with accentuated curve of Spee (COS) was found.
It works brilliantly on broad range of crowding, spacing, open bite, deep bite, narrow arches, posterior crossbite, anterior crossbite, extraction among a few to name.
(http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/familys-rescue-dogs-maul-7-year-old-in-oakland-county) Fox affiliate KTVI reported that her 6-year-old brother witnessed the attack and ran to the house to get their mother.  She managed to get the dogs away from her daughter but sustained a deep bite wound to her right arm.
This study aimed to make association between mandibular condyle size, morphology, and dental malocclusion in patients with anterior open bite, deep bite, and normal overbite.
The virus can be passed to another cat only through a deep bite wound (it cannot be passed to people or dogs).
This paper reports the case of a patient with severe worn teeth and an anterior deep bite undergoing a fixed reconstruction.
It is greater in adults with a rectangular craniofacial morphology and skeletal deep bite than in those who have a long face and open bite.