Malocclusion Education: What is an Overjet?

Malocclusion, Overjets, and Overbites: an Overview Generally speaking, malocclusion is the misalignment of an individual’s teeth. There are two primary types of malocclusion, though both tend to be called an “overbite” by laypeople. Medically speaking, however, only one of these is truly considered an overbite, while the other is known as an overjet. Both can…