facebow

facebow

(fās′bō″) [″ + AS boga]
In orthodontics, an appliance that maintains the position of the posterior molars or moves the molars distally. A metal archwire (a metal wire fitting the dental or alveolar arch) is attached to a molar tooth in each arch. External attachments connect to an elastic strap that fits behind the head. The force for this active appliance is supplied by the neck strap.
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1,3,17) Noncritical items include the X-ray head/ cone, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope and facebow.
Noncritical: These items come in contact with intact skin such as radiograph head, blood pressure cuff, or facebow.
New articulators, facebows, and concepts of occlusion, as well as the making of removable dies, are covered, and chapters on cosmetic restorations have been expanded.