noun. (dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teeth.
Example sentences of the word overbite
1. Noun, singular or mass
Kids can also have an overbite or an underbite, which may cause teeth to come in crooked.
Your veterinarian will be able to tell if your dog's overbite requires treatment or if the gap will correct itself as he grows.
The crookedness that characterizes overbite can contribute to several disorders of the mouth.
4. Noun, plural
For mild overbite, options include a daytime retainer or nighttime bite guard, worn daily to discourage teeth grinding.
5. Verb, base form
During this time anything can happen: The bite may go from scissor bite to overbite, from scissor bite to underbite and from scissor bite to level bite.