edgewise appliance

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edge·wise ap·pli·ance

a fixed, multibanded orthodontic appliance using an attachment bracket the slot of which receives a rectangular archwire horizontally, which gives precise control of tooth movement in all three planes of space.

edgewise appliance

a fixed orthodontic appliance whose attachment brackets have a rectangular slot that engages a round or rectangular arch wire. The most widely prescribed orthodontic appliance, it is used to correct or improve malocclusion.

edge·wise ap·pli·ance

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A fixed, multibanded orthodontic appliance using an attachment bracket the slot of which receives a rectangular archwire horizontally, which gives precise control of tooth movement in all three planes of space.

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