biteplane


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bite·plate

, biteplane (bīt'plāt, bīt'plān),
A removable appliance that incorporates a plane of acrylic designed to occlude with the opposing teeth.

biteplane

[bīt′plān]
2 a metal sheet laid across the biting surfaces of the upper or lower teeth to determine the relationship of the teeth to the occlusal plane.
3 an orthodontic appliance of acrylic resin worn over the maxillary occlusal surfaces and used to treat pain of the temporomandibular joint and adjacent muscles. Although removable, the device is kept in place by labial wires and wrought wire clasps.
4 See biteguard.

bite plane

A removable dental appliance used to cover the occlusal surface of teeth to prevent their contact and, over time, open a deep bite.

bite·plate

, biteplane (bīt'plāt, plān)
A removable appliance that incorporates a plane of acrylic designed to occlude with the opposing teeth.

biteplane (bīt´plān),

n a removable appliance that covers the occlusal surfaces of the teeth to prevent their articulation.