orthodontic appliance


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appliance

 [ah-pli´ans]
any of various devices used in dentistry to provide a functional or therapeutic effect, such as a prosthesis, an obturator, or an orthodontic appliance.
fixed appliance an appliance that is attached to the teeth by cement or an adhesive material.
orthodontic appliance a device, either fixed to the teeth or removable, that applies force to the teeth and their supporting structures to produce changes in their relationship to each other and to control their growth and development. Used in orthodontic therapy to move the teeth into esthetically or physiologically better positions, such as better alignment within the dental arch or with the opposing dentition; also used in the treatment of fractures or injuries to the maxilla, to stabilize or immobilize the teeth and jaws. Called also braces.

or·tho·don·tic ap·pli·ance

a mechanism for the application of force to the teeth and their supporting tissues to produce changes in the relationship of the teeth and/or the related osseous structures.

orthodontic appliance

[-don′tik]
Etymology: Gk, orthos + odous, tooth
any device used to modify tooth position. Kinds of appliances are extraoral anchorage, intraoral orthodontic appliance, and retainer.
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or·tho·don·tic ap·pli·ance

(ōrthŏ-dontik ă-plīăns)
Mechanism for the application of force to the teeth and their supporting tissues to produce changes in the relationship of the teeth and/or the related osseous structures.

or·tho·don·tic ap·pli·ance

(ōrthŏ-dontik ă-plīăns)
Mechanism for application of force to teeth and their supporting tissues to change relationship of teeth and/or related osseous structures.
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The aim of this study was to assess self reported oral hygiene practices among orthodontic patients with fixed orthodontic appliances and to compare the results according to the gender.
Clinical and microbiologic changes after removal of orthodontic appliances.
These results confirm that, even when taking into account subjective evaluation of the risk of caries in the indication for fitting fixed orthodontic appliances and with regular instructions in how to improve oral hygiene status, there is a continued risk of initiating or even increasing enamel demineralization during treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances.
The pocket depths of the patients treated with fixed orthodontic appliances was more than that of the patients treated by removable appliances, because of the greater, continuous and controlled pressure exerted by fixed appliances, as a result bone resorption is more by the fixed appliances than by the removable appliances, that exert less and non-continuous pressure.
Previous allergic history has been significantly associated by several authors to a hypersensitivity response to nickel released from orthodontic appliances.
7 years old) who were users of removable orthodontic appliances for at least 6 months (experimental group; EG) and 30 children of the same age (7.
Fixed orthodontic appliances create new retention areas, which are suitable for bacterial colonization and lead to an increase in the absolute number and percentage of Streptococcus mutans and lactobacilli.
Objective: To assess the influence of fixed orthodontic appliances on the salivary pH.
crowns and bridges, dentures, implants, fillings, orthodontic appliances, veneers, whitening products, adhesives and cements, sealants, fluoride treatments, toothpaste, mouthwash/dental rinse, floss) and raw material.
To develop its members' skills through education and clinical training; to improve occlusion consistent with accepted gnathologic concepts by use of the Crozat appliance and other orthopedic and orthodontic appliances.
With the steady increase in the number of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment, there has been a corresponding increase in demand for more esthetic orthodontic appliances.