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moonstarssun
05-09-2006, 05:55 PM
If this belongs in IMHO, mods, feel free to move it. I wasn't sure.

Anyway, I've heard several guys, here and other places, remark that overbites are sexy. I'd just like to find out why.

Thanks!

AWB
05-09-2006, 06:10 PM
I dunno. But I agree with Hawkeye on M*A*S*H: Olivia de Havilland's overbite just did something for me.

Quartz
05-09-2006, 06:29 PM
It's that whole Dracula thing, don'tcha know? :)

More seriously, I'm a guy and have a significant overbite and it gives me rabbit teeth. Very unsexy.

CC
05-09-2006, 07:09 PM
Obviously, it's in the eye of the beholder. Wait here until someone is able to articulate what he finds sexy about it. I'll say that I find it particularly UNsexy. I associate it with a lack of intelligence (don't ask why - maybe from early comic books or cartoons), and for me, that's a definite turn OFF. Makes no sense to me, at all.

AncientHumanoid
05-09-2006, 07:34 PM
I'm sure a variety of answers will pop up. But part of it may be due to overbites sometimes making the woman look somewhat younger. Youth equals freshness, innocence, and perhaps even a bite of taboo forbidden fruit, tho I would say most of that is probably subliminal. ymmv

I am one of those guys that has commented on certain actresses overbites here on these boards. And I do tend to gravitate towards petite, youthful (at least youthful appearing) women. Maybe it goes all the way back to my own youth and getting my world rocked by a certain young lass with a bit of an overbite. First appearances and whot not, ya know? Or maybe I'm a perv. Only Vivalostwages, Jaade, Maureen, and Bryan Ekers can say for sure.

panache45
05-09-2006, 07:59 PM
I don't have any particular reaction to overbites, one way or the other. But someone with an underbite is just plain scary.

ShibbOleth
05-10-2006, 11:18 AM
I am one of those guys that has commented on certain actresses overbites here on these boards.


Can you (or anyone else) cite some current actresses who have overbites and are considered sexy? I just can't think of who that is off the top of my head... maybe I just don't pay attention to that thing (I tend not to notice large breasts, either).

moonstarssun
05-10-2006, 11:33 AM
Liv Tyler is one I've heard mentioned.

WOOKINPANUB
05-10-2006, 11:47 AM
Well, there's Geena Davis (http://www.amvf.org/Images/Acteurs/Geena%20Davis.jpg). Not necessarily the hottest burner on the stove, but she was considered a looker not too long ago (wasn't she?). And don't forget aboutIsabella Rossellini (http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/All-Fall-Down-Anthony-LaPaglia-Isabella-Rossellini-and-Viola-Davis-2.jpg) .

I have a slight overbite that ,while I'm not super selfconscious about it (I don't have time for that kind of nonsense), I don't find it one of my better physical attributes. A male friend has always considered it uber sexy. Says it attracts attention to my mouth and subconsciously makes him think of blow jobs. Of course, he's a borderline sex addict, so I tend to suspect a lot of things make him think of blow jobs :)

AskNott
05-10-2006, 11:54 AM
Well, there's Geena Davis (http://www.amvf.org/Images/Acteurs/Geena%20Davis.jpg). Not necessarily the hottest burner on the stove, but she was considered a looker not too long ago (wasn't she?). And don't forget aboutIsabella Rossellini (http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/All-Fall-Down-Anthony-LaPaglia-Isabella-Rossellini-and-Viola-Davis-2.jpg) .

That's overbite? When I think overbite, I think Marge Simpson.

WOOKINPANUB
05-10-2006, 11:57 AM
That's overbite? When I think overbite, I think Marge Simpson.


Ohhhhhh. Then I got nothing.
Maybe moonstarssun can specify what he considers and overbite?

mrald
05-10-2006, 11:59 AM
I find perfect in line, one on top of the other teeth scary. Like android scary. *shudder*

Kalhoun
05-10-2006, 12:00 PM
I've got a pretty obnoxious one going on. But it never left me dateless.

moonstarssun
05-10-2006, 12:07 PM
I'm a she. :)

I'm thinking of someone (like me) whose upper and lower incisors don't touch when their teeth are closed. Like so. (http://dentalcarestamford.com/ortho1d.jpg) (Disclaimer: these are not my teeth.)

I don't mean a severe overbite that causes the teeth to stick out and look rabbity and that makes it impossible to close your mouth fully.

black rabbit
05-10-2006, 12:16 PM
The same one (http://www.neussubjex.net/misc/ss_dope.png) I always have. Home is identical, except I don't have a VNC launcher on the panel.

I <3 xfce.

black rabbit
05-10-2006, 12:18 PM
The same one (http://www.neussubjex.net/misc/ss_dope.png) I always have. Home is identical, except I don't have a VNC launcher on the panel.

I <3 xfce.

Uhhhh... wrong thread.

Speaker for the Dead
05-10-2006, 12:19 PM
The same one (http://www.neussubjex.net/misc/ss_dope.png) I always have. Home is identical, except I don't have a VNC launcher on the panel.

I <3 xfce.
Missed your target thread by a bit, there.

On topic, I think I find them sexy because I have one, and for me, like attracts like. Of course, few people have as severe ones as I do, but even a little one can be very cute.

WOOKINPANUB
05-10-2006, 12:20 PM
Sorry about the gender bender, moonstarssun ;)

It's kind of hard to tell from that photo, without the context of lips and a face. So, you have what you consider to be an overbite? Are you selfconscious and want to know if / why some people think it's sexy, or have you been complimented on it but don't understand why?

moonstarssun
05-10-2006, 12:28 PM
Sorry about the gender bender, moonstarssun ;)

It's kind of hard to tell from that photo, without the context of lips and a face. So, you have what you consider to be an overbite? Are you selfconscious and want to know if / why some people think it's sexy, or have you been complimented on it but don't understand why?

Hey, no prob. I'll just have to type more girly. :)

It's the latter. Like you, I always considered it a minor flaw, but not one that I particularly worried about. But to hear some people talk, it seems like there's something very attractive about it and I just don't get it.

I don't necessarily care about whether someone has an overbite, but I think too-perfect teeth are a bit of a turnoff. Imperfection is a good thing.

Cluricaun
05-10-2006, 01:06 PM
I donít know about an overbite, but Iíve always (Iíve never told this before) kind of dug it when a woman has a snaggletooth, you know, one slightly crooked tooth. I have no idea why.

Underbites are scary because having one means youíre a werewolf.

WOOKINPANUB
05-10-2006, 01:08 PM
Imperfection is a good thing! I don't have a problem with "nice teeth" but those veneers are pretty squicky.

Anyway, what about dudes with overbites? I couldn't really think of any except Jim Carey (http://www.st-lawrence.org/ftp/Jim%20Carey.jpg) and my beloved, super sexy Freddie Mercury (http://www.jaxxroxx.com/images/In%20Memory%20Pics/Freddie%20Mercury%20photo.jpg) (though his was extreme and not the bigger part of his charm). Oh, and of course Steven Tyler (http://images.hollywood.com/images/4_1108385.jpg)

Can anyone think of attractive males with overbites? If so, are their teeth part of the attraction?

alice_in_wonderland
05-10-2006, 01:44 PM
I donít know about an overbite, but Iíve always (Iíve never told this before) kind of dug it when a woman has a snaggletooth, you know, one slightly crooked tooth. I have no idea why.

In Japan a snaggletooth is considered very attractive - like a charm.

Sort of like Marilyn Monroe or Cindy Crawford's mole.

An overbite can tend to make the lips stick out somewhat, which can give you (as a male friend of my rather indelicately put it) cock-suckers mouth. I assume you can figure out the appeal of that. ;)

moonstarssun
05-10-2006, 01:53 PM
An overbite can tend to make the lips stick out somewhat, which can give you (as a male friend of my rather indelicately put it) cock-suckers mouth. I assume you can figure out the appeal of that. ;)

I wondered if that was it...

Hmm...I have an overbite and a snaggletooth. Guess I should be glad I never bothered with braces, huh? :D

Least Original User Name Ever
05-10-2006, 01:56 PM
Um. No. Please, illustrate this techniq-...er...example for me.


please?

ShelliBean
05-10-2006, 03:37 PM
Maybe it reminds the overbite lovers of a man/woman biting their bottom lip in passion (do it, you'll see what I mean).

alice_in_wonderland
05-10-2006, 03:45 PM
mm...I have an overbite and a snaggletooth.

Me too. I can certainly attest that some folks find it hot.

AncientHumanoid
05-10-2006, 04:13 PM
Olivia D'Abo (http://www.sherylweb.com/trekwomen_amanda_rogers.html) is always one that copmes to my mind. When she was on L&O:CI, they played up that feature to maximum effect with regard to camera angles and her facial expressions and mannerisms in general.


And I should add, no, a severe overbite is not sexy. No dental problems are ever sexy. The slight overbite is what I'm always refering too when I speak of it being sexy. Also, see my earlier post for some wags as to just why it's sexy. To me. yobmv.

Catgirl1229
10-07-2010, 12:50 PM
My husband is an oral surgeon and he has always commented that teeth that have a little bit of an overbite or snaggle-tooth are much sexier than perfectly straight teeth. He said they are more real and friendlier to look at. I could have mine straightened easily bit choose not to because he finds it sexy. My overbite is so slight that most people would not even consider it an overbite. However, it is enough of one to give me a fuller top lip....so I'm keeping it.

Chronos
10-07-2010, 01:37 PM
Youth equals freshness, innocence, and perhaps even a bite of taboo forbidden fruit, tho I would say most of that is probably subliminal. ymmvIt's much simpler than that: Youth equals fertility. Men value youth in women, but women don't mind older men, because women go through menopause, and men don't.

WordMan
10-07-2010, 01:52 PM
Gene Tierney (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kids-iq-tests.com/BIPOLAR/Gene-Tierney.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kids-iq-tests.com/Mental-Illness.html&usg=__Rfo7m3CeWVtBKDaxt2oWpT-PF20=&h=566&w=453&sz=28&hl=en&start=0&sig2=A3y1pSpqIQniHvO63ws8hg&zoom=1&tbnid=hz30vFc3ZCNBlM:&tbnh=157&tbnw=126&ei=DwiuTIr5FZO8sAOawtTpCw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgene%2Btierney%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rlz%3D1T4GGLL_enUS388US389%26biw%3D991%26bih%3D 796%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=387&vpy=94&dur=122&hovh=251&hovw=201&tx=141&ty=192&oei=DwiuTIr5FZO8sAOawtTpCw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0), to quote the NYTimes obit for her:

With her blue-green eyes, brown hair, prominent cheekbones and what many young men of the 1940's regarded as the most appealing overbite of the day (Miss Tierney said her movie contract stipulated that her slightly protruding front teeth were never to be fixed) she won plaudits for her patrician look but some criticism for her acting.

[emphasis mine]

Hummina, hummina.

Freudian Slit
10-07-2010, 02:02 PM
Why does an underbite=youth, though?

Maggie the Ocelot
10-07-2010, 02:14 PM
I have no clue. I had never heard that it might be an attractive thing to anyone until this thread.

IMO overbite = weak chin. Weak chin = one of the least attractive features on anyone. If you're a man, start wearing a beard as soon as you can grow one; if you're a woman, you're SOL.

Cleetus The Slackjawed Yokel. Ick.

Lord Ashtar
10-07-2010, 02:28 PM
When I read the title to this thread, I was reminded of the movie Innerspace (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093260/), in which Martin Short's character is talking about Meg Ryan and comments that "she's got the cutest little overbite". She was a babe in that movie, no question about it, but I can't say that I recall her overbite being one of the things I found especially attractive about her.

Roderick Femm
10-07-2010, 03:00 PM
I am one of those guys that has commented on certain actresses overbites here on these boards.


Can you (or anyone else) cite some current actresses who have overbites and are considered sexy? I just can't think of who that is off the top of my head... maybe I just don't pay attention to that thing (I tend not to notice large breasts, either).Not current, obviously, but my favorite examples of slight but noticeable overbites that (somehow, I don't know how) contributed to their beauty, were Ingrid Bergman (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3173685248/nm0000006) and Gene Tierney (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3113192448/nm0000074). Also Ingrid's daughter, Isabella Rosellini (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3073871360/nm0000618), has almost the same overbite as her mother.


Roddy

Swallowed My Cellphone
10-07-2010, 03:12 PM
Obviously, it's in the eye of the beholder. Wait here until someone is able to articulate what he finds sexy about it. I'll say that I find it particularly UNsexy.Yeah, UNsexy, for sure.

I associate it with a lack of intelligence (don't ask why - maybe from early comic books or cartoons), It's from the "slack jawed yokel" sterotype (like Cletus from The Simpsons). I think, IMHO, the origins have something to do with oral-motor skills associated with Down Syndrome. My goddaughter's parents did a lot of physio-like exercises when she was wee in order to improve jaw stability and coordination.

panache45
10-07-2010, 04:22 PM
Not current, obviously, but my favorite examples of slight but noticeable overbites that (somehow, I don't know how) contributed to their beauty, were Ingrid Bergman (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3173685248/nm0000006) and Gene Tierney (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3113192448/nm0000074). Also Ingrid's daughter, Isabella Rosellini (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3073871360/nm0000618), has almost the same overbite as her mother.

The best example of a Hollywood overbite was Barbara Stanwyck (http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2007-07-06/article/27467?headline=Moving-Pictures-PFA-Celebrates-a-Tough-Old-Broad-s-100th##27467).

Anaamika
10-07-2010, 04:29 PM
I don't know about overbites, but I think some small flaws add to a person's beauty, or maybe they highlight the other beautiful features. I personally like a crooked nose in a man, for example.

tdn
10-07-2010, 04:59 PM
I find some overbites sexy, and some not. Why? I don't know, and I don't think it's important.

I'm of the firm belief that any reasons we come up with for what we find sexy are simply intellectualizations of what is a more emotional or primal response. It's not like I look at a woman, evaluate the symmetry of her face, evaluate the relationship between her eyes and nose, evaluate the clearness or color of her skin, and a thousand other things, and then make a pros vs cons list from which I can make an informed decision. I certainly don't think that an overbite is youthful therefore sexy, or that it draws attention to the mouth, therefore blowjob. I've certainly seen unattractive women talking. Just because they're using their mouths doesn't mean I want them to blow me.

To evaluate a woman like that, on all the little things, would take minutes at least, perhaps longer. But I know in a small fraction of a second if I like how someone looks. I just don't think that fast. The intellectual part of my brain can't make those split second decisions.

I think it's more of an imprinting thing. I once liked someone with that overbite, and now I associate it with sexy.

Vinyl Turnip
10-07-2010, 05:28 PM
My husband is an oral surgeon and he has always commented that teeth that have a little bit of an overbite or snaggle-tooth are much sexier than perfectly straight teeth.

I didn't even know they had a sexiness-measuring instrument... I guess it's one of those sharp tools between the drool-sucking nozzle and the spit tray?

Electric Warrior
10-07-2010, 06:18 PM
It's definitely the youthful look I think. Also on a woman who is otherwise generically pretty, it adds a bit of character.

I'm pretty sure Pattie Boyd (http://stateoftheart.popphoto.com/blog/images/2008/05/14/pattiegeorge_2.png) had one back in the 60's. I remember as a rabbit-toothed preteen being assuaged by the fact that if my number one musician crush would go for a girl with an overbite, surely there was hope for me.

Stranger On A Train
10-07-2010, 06:50 PM
Well, there's Geena Davis. Not necessarily the hottest burner on the stove, but she was considered a looker not too long ago (wasn't she?).For a 50+ year old woman I'd say she looks pretty stunning, frankly. But then, I've always been a sucker for tall, intelligent, just slightly gawky looking women with a 5000 lumen smile.

A mild overbite is attractive because it makes the upper lip tend to protrude forward and up, as if just ready to form a smile. No mystery about that; people who smile are more attractive to other people. One might attribute a theoretical advantage in performing fellatio as suggested by alice_in_wonderland's crass friend, but unless you're a Georgia redneck with hinged front teeth I doubt it makes any practical difference.

Stranger

BigT
10-07-2010, 09:02 PM
I dunno, but I always find people who look like they could play the trumpet more attractive.

I also think you'd be surprised at how unobvious an underbite is. I know a girl who had jaw surgery to fix an underbite, and her face became very, very square looking. She was much more attractive earlier. I hope she did it for other than cosmetic reasons.

mack
10-08-2010, 01:21 PM
Can you (or anyone else) cite some current actresses who have overbites and are considered sexy? I just can't think of who that is off the top of my head... maybe I just don't pay attention to that thing (I tend not to notice large breasts, either).

Jennifer Connelly (http://stylematters.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/jennifer-connelly1.jpg) (sigh...)

Naomi Watts (http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/albums/userpics/64838/Naomi_Watts.jpg)

Just slight enough to make all the difference.

devilsknew
10-08-2010, 10:22 PM
Can you (or anyone else) cite some current actresses who have overbites and are considered sexy? I just can't think of who that is off the top of my head... maybe I just don't pay attention to that thing (I tend not to notice large breasts, either).

Jennifer Connelly (http://stylematters.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/jennifer-connelly1.jpg) (sigh...)

Naomi Watts (http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/albums/userpics/64838/Naomi_Watts.jpg)

Just slight enough to make all the difference.

Maria De Medeiros (http://www.imdb.com/find?q=maria+de+medeiros&sourceid=mozilla-search)

The precocious, and sexy little, french, scamp from Pulp fiction with a "Pooch Belly". She sorta pings all my valves with her pooch belly, dark hair, unusual upside down triangle lips, small mouth, square jaw and overbite... all enough fertile imperfections and a sexual symmetry that really attract me. Maybe her mouth reminds me of a Vagina.

Frylock
10-08-2010, 10:31 PM
k what are you people talking about?

These people have overbites? Then who doesn't?

Susanann
10-08-2010, 10:42 PM
k what are you people talking about?

These people have overbites? Then who doesn't?


I was thinking more like Kari Byron from Mythbusters, and Baby Lisa from Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Peeta Mellark
10-08-2010, 10:59 PM
I find a slight overbite pretty damn sexy. The way it makes the upper lip stick out a bit just seems like an invitation for smiles and kisses and doing slightly obscene things with mouths.

Vinyl Turnip
10-08-2010, 10:59 PM
k what are you people talking about?

These people have overbites? Then who doesn't?

I think we're being a bit fluid with the definition. Geena Davis I can see... Beverly d'Angelo is another. Naomi Watts and Jennifer Connelly just seem to have large front teeth. Isabella Rosselini? Well, it's an "overbite" in the sense that it's not an underbite, but I wouldn't have singled her out...

Freudian Slit
10-08-2010, 11:01 PM
k what are you people talking about?

These people have overbites? Then who doesn't?

Yeah, that was my thought, too...don't most people have that? I don't know many people whose front teeth rest perfectly on their bottom teeth...

CanvasShoes
10-08-2010, 11:15 PM
k what are you people talking about?

These people have overbites? Then who doesn't?

Yeah, that was my thought, too...don't most people have that? I don't know many people whose front teeth rest perfectly on their bottom teeth...

Me three.
:)

rhubarbarin
10-08-2010, 11:59 PM
Top and bottom teeth resting right on top of each other would technically be an underbite. Your average overbite isn't always noticeable from a front view, but it does usually mean the upper lip protrudes more and the front teeth are more visible and look larger. If you look at a moderate to severe overbite from the side or underneath when the molars are together and the lips are open, you can sometimes see the gap.

Here is my 'severe' (according to the last dentist I went to) overbite. (http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/7271/picture0109o.jpg) As you can see it's hardly an obvious deformity if you have otherwise straight and non-gappy teeth (as most celebs with overbites do). It's rare you ever catch a glimpse of my bottom teeth since they are father back in my mouth, unless I make an effort like I did for the pictures.

My boyfriend does indeed find overbites attractive, it's always been something he's noticed in women. I often think actresses and models who have them are particularly cute as well - it gives a kind of innocent and playful look to their face somehow.

As for celebs with overbites, Eva Mendes (http://www.imnotobsessed.com/files/legacy/2007/05/evamenorcw.jpg) has a pretty big one.

I have no clue. I had never heard that it might be an attractive thing to anyone until this thread.

IMO overbite = weak chin. Weak chin = one of the least attractive features on anyone. If you're a man, start wearing a beard as soon as you can grow one; if you're a woman, you're SOL.

Cleetus The Slackjawed Yokel. Ick.

Actually an overbite and a weak chin aren't related at all. One is strictly an upper jaw (usually teeth alone) issue, the other a lower jaw (not involving teeth) issue. All it means when someone has an 'overbite' is that the upper teeth protrude outwards far enough that there is a space between the lower and upper front teeth. In a correct 'bite' the lower teeth fit right behind the upper.

BigT
10-09-2010, 12:09 AM
k what are you people talking about?

These people have overbites? Then who doesn't?

Yeah, that was my thought, too...don't most people have that? I don't know many people whose front teeth rest perfectly on their bottom teeth...

They aren't supposed to, even. They're supposed to be just in front. Your front teeth are generally longer than your back teeth. If they went down right on top of each other, you couldn't use your grinding teeth.

My teeth are just shy of doing this. I have to stretch my bottom jaw to use my molars. That's why I have an underbite, and why I can have jaw problems with it. But, seeing as I don't walk around with my teeth clenched, you'd never know.

devilsknew
10-09-2010, 01:04 AM
Asa graphic designer, I notice the Dairy Queen Lips (http://www.google.com/images?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&q=Dairy+Queen+Lips&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=bPevTLDcL4G0lQepkbjmDw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCIQsAQwAA&biw=1024&bih=584) has an overbite. Nothing more prejudicial to add, other than the local Dairy Queen Rulez.... the franchised Dairyqueen suckz.

Face Intentionally Left Blank
10-09-2010, 07:05 AM
No one's mentioned Meredith Baxter?
http://www.advocate.com/uploadedImages/ADVOCATE/ARTS_AND_ENTERTAINMENT/TELEVISION/2009/Baxter_2.jpg

I thought Alex Keaton's mom pretty much defined the cute overbite

Student Driver
10-09-2010, 07:58 AM
One of my favorite porn actresses, Justine Joli, has a pretty serious overbite. (No links or anything, for obvious reasons. The close-up photos that capture her smile also tend to capture other interesting things.) I think it's one of the quirks that makes her seriously cute; I first ran across her when she was doing "glamour" modeling under the name Swan, and it was her smile that got me hooked.

Ronald C. Semone
10-09-2010, 10:12 AM
My husband is an oral surgeon and he has always commented that teeth that have a little bit of an overbite or snaggle-tooth are much sexier than perfectly straight teeth.

I didn't even know they had a sexiness-measuring instrument... I guess it's one of those sharp tools between the drool-sucking nozzle and the spit tray?

Actually it's the tool dangling between his legs.

Tethered Kite
10-09-2010, 11:50 AM
Top and bottom teeth resting right on top of each other would technically be an underbite.



I think this is accurate in regards to the norm of how teeth fit together. But a true underbite would be prognathous. That is, the lower jaw protruding to the point where it would be obvious.

If you google "Hapsburg/ Habsburg jaw" you can see examples.

As far as attractiveness goes I would suggest:

Overbite=suckling child
Underbite=angry pug dog

Freudian Slit
10-09-2010, 12:11 PM
They aren't supposed to, even. They're supposed to be just in front. Your front teeth are generally longer than your back teeth. If they went down right on top of each other, you couldn't use your grinding teeth.

My teeth are just shy of doing this. I have to stretch my bottom jaw to use my molars. That's why I have an underbite, and why I can have jaw problems with it. But, seeing as I don't walk around with my teeth clenched, you'd never know.

So does that mean everyone has either an underbite or overbite?

rhubarbarin
10-09-2010, 12:35 PM
They aren't supposed to, even. They're supposed to be just in front. Your front teeth are generally longer than your back teeth. If they went down right on top of each other, you couldn't use your grinding teeth.

My teeth are just shy of doing this. I have to stretch my bottom jaw to use my molars. That's why I have an underbite, and why I can have jaw problems with it. But, seeing as I don't walk around with my teeth clenched, you'd never know.

So does that mean everyone has either an underbite or overbite?

No, most people have a normal bite or a slight overbite. In a perfect 'bite' the top teeth come down in front of the bottom teeth but everything fits closely together. From the molars to the front teeth, top and bottom should meet evenly and touch each other. An overbite is when the top teeth aren't properly aligned with the bottom, creating an empty space between the top and bottom front teeth and causing the top teeth to protrude from the mouth.

salinqmind
10-09-2010, 12:46 PM
I met a 21 year old housewife who got married to the guy in the McMansion across the way, she had a severe overbite. If being rich, 21, and having protruding top teeth is supposed to make a woman look "sexy", it was sadly the opposite in this case. It made her look like a foolish rabbit, and she actually WAS as dumb as a rock. (leaving out long story of her idiocy here.) I disliked her immensely and they finally moved away. Mr. Sali called her "Nibbles", but not to her face!

Napolean Dynamite had an overbite in the movie, does anyone think it added to his attractiveness? No? Same with her.

rhubarbarin
10-10-2010, 01:35 PM
I think it really depends on the sexiness of the person in question before you consider the overbite. In the case of Brigitte Bardot (http://david-wray.com/wp-content/uploads/brigitte-bardot-fifties.jpg) I absolutely think her overbite pushing her full upper lip outward into a pout and her two front teeth showing all the time like a doll adds to her unique attractiveness.

Richard Pearse
10-10-2010, 06:54 PM
Zombies with an overbite?

jsgoddess
10-10-2010, 08:28 PM
Can anyone think of attractive males with overbites? If so, are their teeth part of the attraction?

Jensen Ackles (http://s4.hubimg.com/u/291923_f520.jpg) is the first name that popped into my head.

Not a Platypus
10-10-2010, 08:28 PM
I think it really depends on the sexiness of the person in question before you consider the overbite. In the case of Brigitte Bardot (http://david-wray.com/wp-content/uploads/brigitte-bardot-fifties.jpg) I absolutely think her overbite pushing her full upper lip outward into a pout and her two front teeth showing all the time like a doll adds to her unique attractiveness.

This is similar to what I was thinking. All of the examples shown have been women that are sexy/pretty anyway, even when you don't consider their mouths at all. However, I don't find overbites particularly sexy.

Angel of Doubt
10-11-2010, 12:17 PM
Can an overbite find it's way to the elite of the modeling world? Why yes, it can, even if it is a bit rabbity...

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/05/15/2010-05-15_its_a_girl_for_claudia_schiffer_and_filmmaker_husband_matthew_vaughn.html

(I adore her, BTW)

rhubarbarin
10-11-2010, 01:00 PM
Many fashion models have overbites as many are from countries or areas where orthodontia isn't such a priority (or a possibility) as in the US.

Alexander Skarsgard (http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com/images/gallery/alexander-skarsgard-pic_552x828.jpg) has an overbite and it's adorable. A moderate and non-gappy one makes (already handsome) men look cutely boyish.

Tom Cruise (http://www.solarnavigator.net/films_movies_actors/actors_films_images/tom_cruise.jpg) had a gappy rabbity overbite as a youngster which he had fixed, still had a cute (straight) overbite through much of his career but he got braces a few years ago and now his bite is correct. I liked the overbite better (pic shows it).

lazurm
11-05-2011, 12:44 PM
They are sexy for a variety of reasons. By the way, I think you mean overjet, not overbite which is a term that's usually incorrectly used.

Overbites are sexy because:

1. They can make the lips more fuller, imparting thoughts of kissing, sucking, etc. All behaviors that have erotic ideas associated with them.

2. They imply a certain form of helplessness, where the person can't hide the fact that their teeth protrude, in some cases over the lower lip even when their mouth is closed.

3. They may have been caused by thumb sucking, maybe into their adult years, which also may imply helplessness, neediness, human frailty and weakness, a need to suck. And, if they do suck their thumb, the idea that they continue, even with their teeth showing the affects, that they are dependent and childlike, which suggests innocence which may be attractive. The idea of accepting their sucking behavior may ignite creative ideas in that regard.

4. Others may think that, if you show those with severe overjet some positive regard, they will be desparate for the attention, and so will be more open to one's advances.

5. It results in a lot of attention around their mouth, a typically erotic focus.





If this belongs in IMHO, mods, feel free to move it. I wasn't sure.

Anyway, I've heard several guys, here and other places, remark that overbites are sexy. I'd just like to find out why.

Thanks!

Mosier
11-05-2011, 12:51 PM
Twice reanimated! Impressive.