reciprocal forces

re·cip·ro·cal forc·es

in dentistry, forces whereby the resistance of one or more teeth is used to move one or more opposing teeth.

re·cip·ro·cal forc·es

(rĕ-sip'rŏ-kăl fōr'sĕz)
dentistry Forces whereby the resistance of one or more teeth is used to move one or more opposing teeth.

re·cip·ro·cal forces

(rĕ-sip'rŏ-kăl fōr'sĕz)
In dentistry, forces whereby resistance of one or more teeth is used to move one or more opposing teeth.

reciprocal forces,

n.pl the typical method of applying corrective orthodontic forces; each applied force is balanced by a reciprocal force elsewhere in the dentition or surrounding structures.
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