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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Remarks: Lateral face, hemispherical shell, with ripples throughout the shell, presence of invaginated buccal tube and string.
Remarks: Lateral face, hemispherical shell, narrower at the basal region, forming a border, invaginated buccal tube and collarette.
Remarks: Lateral face, discoid shell, with invaginated buccal tube.
Ventral face, circular shell with two concentric circles, the outer one corresponds to the junction of the buccal tube with the lateral shell and the inner one is the circular pseudostoma, which may present lobes, and centered.
9B) and another around the buccal tube about one-quarter of the distance down its length (Fig.
This gland, with its duct opening into the mid-region of the newly formed buccal tube, was first resolved in post-larvae at 48 h after onset of metamorphosis.
In the case of Conus, the elongate post-metamorphic buccal tube may have been easier to realize by de novo construction than by remodeling the pre-existing mouth and distal fore-gut of the larva.