buccal tube


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buccal tube

An orthodontic small metal part welded on the outside of a molar bank, which contains slots to hold archwires, lip bumpers, facebows and other devices used to move the teeth.

buccal tube

Dentistry A small metal part welded on the outside of a molar bank, which contains a slots to hold archwires, lip bumpers, facebows and other devices used to move the teeth

buc·cal tube

(bŭkăl tūbe)
A metal tube affixed to the facial (buccal) surface of an orthodontic molar band or directly to the surface of the tooth that allows the archwire to pass through while exerting either a torquing force or allowing the wire to slide as tooth movement occurs.
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Anchorage appliances are further segregated into buccal tubes, bands and miniscrews.
That's why we provide state-of-the-art products from brackets, force-intuitive wires and highly-efficient buccal tubes to adhesives, auxiliary appliances and innovative software programs.
That's why we provide state-of-the-art products from brackets, force-intuitive wires and highly efficient buccal tubes to bonding, auxiliary appliances and innovative software programs.
A center dimple on the archwire ensures accurate placement at the mid line in upper and lower arches and helps prevent rotation out of buccal tubes.