collapse of dental arch
col·lapse of den·tal arch
movement of teeth to fill a space that would normally be filled by another, missing tooth, creating a malpositioning of adjacent and opposing teeth.
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col·lap·se of den·tal arch(kŏ-laps dentăl ahrch)
Movement of teeth to fill a space normally filled by another, missing tooth, and so a malpositioning adjacent and opposing teeth.
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