lingual crib

lingual crib

an orthodontic appliance consisting of a wire frame suspended behind the maxillary incisors, used to obstruct undesirable thumb and tongue habits that can produce malocclusions, especially in children.

lin·gual crib

(ling'gwăl krib)
Wire orthodontic appliance placed in a position lingual to the maxillary incisors to help a child overcome the habits of thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.

lin·gual crib

(ling'gwăl krib)
Wire orthodontic appliance placed in a position lingual to the maxillary incisors to help a child overcome the habits of thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.