facebow

facebow

(fās′bō″) [″ + AS boga]
In orthodontics, an appliance that maintains the position of the posterior molars or moves the molars distally. A metal archwire (a metal wire fitting the dental or alveolar arch) is attached to a molar tooth in each arch. External attachments connect to an elastic strap that fits behind the head. The force for this active appliance is supplied by the neck strap.
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The respondents were asked about the use of PPDs and pre-procedural mouth rinses for the patient, hand washing method and techniques, disinfection of impression, operatory area, dental casts, impression trays, other laboratory tools like facebow, articulators, wax knives, etc, taking medical history and screening of the patient, vaccination status of the individuals, waste disposal system and knowledge related to infection control measures and protocol to be followed after exposure.
All the information was sent to the lab along with the facebow, the registration of the jaw relation and an image of the prepared abutment teeth 13 (Figure 12).
A conventional workflow was performed (wax bite registration under centric relation, facebow registration, and transfer of facebow registration to the semiadjustable articulator and model surgery).
Upper bow (facebow) has receivers of ultrasound pulses.
Facebow transfer was done using Hanau Spring Bow and was transferred to the Hanau Wide Vue articulator.
Total number of post insertion appointment for occlusal adjustments were tabulated for patients treated with complete denture made with or without facebow. All the materials, instruments and techniques which may have some influence on treatment outcomes had been kept similar for dentures made with and without using face-bow.
Noncritical: These items come in contact with intact skin such as radiograph head, blood pressure cuff, or facebow.
A facebow record was taken, and the casts were hand articulated and mounted in maximum intercuspal position.