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elastic

 [e-las´tik]
capable of resuming normal shape after distortion.

e·las·tic

(ē-las'tik),
1. Having the property of returning to the original shape after being stretched, compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
2. A rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth. The term is generally modified by an adjective to describe the direction of the force or the location of the terminal connecting points.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]

e·las·tic

(ĕ-las'tik)
1. Having the property of returning to the original shape after being compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
2. A rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth. The term is generally modified by an adjective to describe the direction of the force or the location of the terminal connecting points.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]

e·las·tic

(ĕ-las'tik)
1. Rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth.
2. Having the property of returning to original shape after being stretched, compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]
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Another point to be discussed is the quality of the orthodontic elastic band, which ideally must be radiopaque, allowing its detection in the radiographic exam.
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Elastic bands were strong when I first started and lasted a long time.
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The stretching and toning group also met three times weekly, for 45 minutes, and progressed through a series of increasingly resistant elastic bands.
The stretching and toning group also met three times weekly, for 45 minutes, and progressed through a series of increasingly resistant elastic bands. At the end of the trial, all participants repeated the same battery of fitness tests.
Currently, elasticity in nonwovens is usually achieved in one direction either mechanically or by integrating elastic bands or tapes.
One section ("Chaos") contains some eye-catching, genuine dancing as the company moved swiftly through cat's-cradle patterns that were formed by elastic bands, but unison movement--a lot of it on the floor--looked more like exercise than a dance.
To add a resistance element for strength building, purchase elastic bands. Elastic bands and exercise instructors do not necessarily entail a large investment but, if necessary, residents might be charged a minimal fee, such as $3 per class, to reduce the cost to the facility.
Small round elastic bands help hold the wires in place.
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