extraoral anchorage


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Related to extraoral anchorage: intermaxillary anchorage, intramaxillary anchorage

ex·tra·o·ral an·chor·age

anchorage in which the resistance unit is outside the oral cavity; for example, cranial, occipital, or cervical anchorage.

extraoral anchorage

[-ôr′əl]
Etymology: L, extra + oralis, mouth, ancora, hook
an orthodontic holding device outside the mouth, typically linking dental attachments to a wire bow or to hooks extending between the lips and attached by elastic to a cap, neck strap, or other device outside the mouth. Also called extraoral orthodontic appliance.

ex·tra·o·ral an·chor·age

(ekstră-ōrăl angkŏr-ăj)
Anchor placement in which the resistance unit is outside the oral cavity; e.g., cranial, occipital, or cervical anchorage.

ex·tra·o·ral an·chor·age

(ekstră-ōrăl angkŏr-ăj)
Anchorage in which the resistance unit is outside the oral cavity.

extraoral anchorage,

n orthodontic force applied from a base outside the oral cavity. See also anchorage.