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bracket

 [brak´et]
1. a support projecting from the main structure.
2. a small metal attachment welded or soldered to an orthodontic band or attached directly to the teeth, for fastening the arch wire to the band or tooth. Called also orthodontic bracket.

brack·et

(brak'et),
In dentistry, a small metal attachment that is soldered or welded to an orthodontic band or bonded directly to the teeth, serving to fasten the arch wire to the band or tooth.

bracket

[brak′ət]
Etymology: Fr, braguette, codpiece
a support projecting from the main structure. An orthodontic bracket is a small metal attachment soldered or welded to an orthodontic band or cemented directly to the teeth, serving to fasten the arch wire to the band or tooth. Also called orthodontic attachment. See also orthodontic appliance, orthodontic band.

bracket

A metal or ceramic part glued onto a tooth that serves as a means of fastening the arch wire.

bracket

Dentistry A metal or ceramic part glued onto a tooth that serves as a means of fastening the arch wire

brack·et

(brak'ĕt)
In dentistry, a small metal attachment that is soldered or welded to an orthodontic band or bonded directly to the teeth, serving to fasten the arch wire to the band or tooth.

brack·et

(brak'ĕt)
In dentistry, a small metal attachment soldered or welded to an orthodontic band or alternatively bonded directly to teeth, serving to fasten arch wire to band or tooth.

bracket,

n a small metal attachment fixed to a band that serves as a means of fastening the arch wire to the band.

Patient discussion about bracket

Q. I am bit worried that she should not fall within the brackets of ADHD? My only sweet daughter is hyperactive with an extremely high activity level. She is 2 ½ years old. I think she is showing the signs of ADHD but is too early to conclude for her age. Most 2-3 year old kids tend to be hyperactive. I am bit worried that she should not fall within the brackets of ADHD?

A. Hello! Diagnosis of ADHD is complex at this age, and it is extremely difficult to identify even with all the tools available. And smart kids are often the hardest to deal with. Just make a casual visit to your physician to clear your doubt.

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