arch length


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arch length

the amount of space required for the permanent teeth as measured from the mesial aspect of the first molar on one side to the mesial aspect of the first molar on the opposite side, as measured through the contact points along an imaginary line of the dental arch.

arch length

[ärch]
the distance from the distal point of the most posterior tooth on one side of the upper or lower jaw to the same point on the other side, usually measured through the points of contact between adjoining teeth. See also available arch length.

arch length

(ahrch length)
The amount of space required for the permanent teeth as measured from the mesial aspect of the first molar on one side to the mesial aspect of the first molar on the opposite side, as measured through the contact points along an imaginary line of the dental arch.

arch length

(ahrch length)
Amount of space required for permanent teeth as measured from mesial aspect of first molar on one side to mesial aspect of first molar on opposite side, as measured through contact points along an imaginary dental arch line, as they curve around the arch.
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He showed that arch length typically decreases with time from the mixed dentition through the transitional dentition and into early adulthood.
Arch length discrepancy problems have been a longstanding clinical dilemma facing most dentists who treat children.
Lateral-line arch length was the distance between anterior and posterior flexion points, and this straight line was used as the base for the depth measurement.