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buccal tubeAn orthodontic small metal part welded on the outside of a molar bank, which contains slots to hold archwires, lip bumpers, facebows and other devices used to move the teeth.
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buccal tubeDentistry A small metal part welded on the outside of a molar bank, which contains a slots to hold archwires, lip bumpers, facebows and other devices used to move the teeth
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buc·cal tube(bŭkăl tūbe)
A metal tube affixed to the facial (buccal) surface of an orthodontic molar band or directly to the surface of the tooth that allows the archwire to pass through while exerting either a torquing force or allowing the wire to slide as tooth movement occurs.
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