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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.

ap·pli·ance

(ă-plī'ants),
A device used to improve function of a part, or for therapeutic purposes.
[fr. O. Fr. aplier, to apply, fr. L. applico, to fold together]

appliance

/ap·pli·ance/ (ah-pli´ans) in dentistry, a device used to provide a function or therapeutic effect.

appliance

(ə-plī′əns)
n.
A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.

appliance

[əplī′əns]
Etymology: L, applicare, to apply
1 a device used to perform a specific medical function or to have a specific therapeutic effect.
2 (in dentistry) generally a device to correct a malocclusion, to correct an oral habit, or to stabilize an occlusion.

appliance

A generic term for a manufactured device that performs a certain task (e.g., cooks food, holds bone or teeth together, etc.).

Gastroenterology
A euphemism for a disposable pouch (more commonly, colostomy pouch) attached to the skin of a stoma (e.g., colostomy), into which waste material is discharged.
 
Informatics
See Information appliance.

appliance

GI disease A disposible pouch attached to the skin of a stoma–eg, colostomy, into which waste material is discharged. See Ostomy.

ap·pli·ance

(ă-plī'ăns)
A device used to provide function to a part, or for therapeutic purposes.
[fr. O. Fr. aplier, to apply, fr. L. applico, to fold together]

ap·pli·ance

(ă-plī'ăns)
Device used by dental professionals to improve function of a part or for therapeutic purposes.
[fr. O. Fr. aplier, to apply, fr. L. applico, to fold together]
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