The Mouth - Bite

Canine teeth healthy; powerful and wide apart; incisors level, or lower projecting beyond upper but never so much as to become visible when mouth is closed.

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  Level    Functionally the same as a scissor bite as in both cases the jaws are the same length but a level bite differs from a scissor bite in that the upper incisors do not slightly overlap those of the bottom jaw.    

Level

Functionally the same as a scissor bite as in both cases the jaws are the same length but a level bite differs from a scissor bite in that the upper incisors do not slightly overlap those of the bottom jaw.

 

  Overshot   The upper jaw is longer than the lower jaw. When the mouth is closed, a gap between the upper and lower incisors occurs.

Overshot

The upper jaw is longer than the lower jaw. When the mouth is closed, a gap between the upper and lower incisors occurs.

  Undershot   The lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw. When the mouth is closed, a gap between the lower and upper incisors occurs.

Undershot

The lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw. When the mouth is closed, a gap between the lower and upper incisors occurs.