Open Bite


Open Bite

Objective: Visible space between the dental arches in occlusion


An open bite produces an absence of vertical overlap of the two dental arches. It may be associated with malocclusion, but this should be coded separately. Open bite can be accompanied by malocclusion, which is a complex bundled term. The Angle classification of malocclusion (Classes I-III) is widely used in the orthodontics community [Moyers, [1973]] for the characterization of malocclusion.

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