[oh-ver-bahyt] /ˈoʊ vərˌbaɪt/

noun, Dentistry.
occlusion in which the upper incisor teeth overlap the lower ones.
(dentistry) an extension of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed Also called vertical overlap

“overlapping of the lower teeth by the upper ones,” 1887, from over- + bite (n.).

overbite o·ver·bite (ō’vər-bīt’)
A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. Also called vertical overlap.


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