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fixing a splint to the maxillary arch by passing a wire through the alveolar process from the buccal surface to the lingual surface.
The use of wires to fix a splint to the mandible. The wires are passed through the alveolar process from the buccal plate to the palate.
See also: wiring
per·i·al·ve·o·lar wir·ing(perē-al-vēŏ-lăr wīring)
Wiring that passes through the maxillary alveolar process from buccal to lingual surface to affix a splint to the maxilla.