Definition of open bite in English:

open bite


mass nounDentistry
  • Lack of occlusion of the front teeth when the jaw is closed normally.

    • ‘They were also four times as likely to have open bite.’
    • ‘The child had a severe anterior open bite as a result of tongue thrust, with accompanying malocclusion.’
    • ‘Another common form of malocclusion, called an open bite, happens when the front teeth don't come completely together when a child bites down.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Crowding, deep bite, open bite, cross-bite, thumb sucking, missing teeth, and so on are some other agents that lead to facial irregularities.’