Overbite


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Overbite

 

a type of occlusion, usually congenital, in which the alveolar process of the maxilla and the front teeth protrude forward considerably. When the jaws are in centric occlusion, there is no contact between the front teeth. Orthodontic and surgical methods are used to correct the condition.

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Comparing the two groups, no correlation between otitis media and overbite was found (p>0.
5 cm (11), 6) pharyngeal grades III to IV (reduced space at base of tongue on oral examination (11)), 7) absence of overbite (ability to place lower incisors in front of upper if teeth present), 8) cricomental space >1.
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She also had a severe overbite that prevented her teeth from closing properly, leaving her without adequate chewing surfaces.
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In deep anterior overbite cases, bonding the mandibular teeth with ceramic brackets should be avoided.
Regular thumb or finger sucking can also cause problems with your teeth, such as an overbite.
For some reason, when you're blessed with the whole package--pale skin, freckles, an overbite, and beet-colored tresses--it's only natural that sophomoric blonds and brunets poke fun.
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