arch length deficiency

arch length de·fi·cien·cy

the difference between the available circumference of the dental arch and that required to accommodate the succedaneous teeth in proper alignment.

arch length deficiency

the difference in any dental arch between the length required to accommodate all the natural teeth and the actual length. The deficiency is determined by subtracting the sum of the widths of the teeth in millimeters from the existing arch length in millimeters. The negative value is the arch length deficiency.

arch length de·fi·ci·en·cy

(ahrch length dĕ-fishĕn-sē)
The difference between the available circumference of the dental arch and that required to accommodate the succedaneous teeth in proper alignment.

arch length de·fi·ci·en·cy

(ahrch length dĕ-fishĕn-sē)
Difference between the available circumference of the dental arch and that required to accommodate the succedaneous teeth in proper alignment.
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President Olson suggested that I reprint the article, Stability and relapse: Early treatment of arch length deficiency, by Bob Little, now retired, from the Univ.
A concerned parent will present their child with complaints of "crowded teeth" or "crooked teeth," resulting from arch length deficiency in the corresponding arch.