freeway space


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free·way space

the space between the occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when the mandible is in physiologic resting position.

free·way space

(frē'wā spās)
The space between the occluding surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when the mandible is in physiologic resting position.
Synonym(s): interocclusal distance (2) .

free·way space

(frē'wā spās)
Area between occluding surfaces of maxillary and mandibular teeth when mandible is in physiologic resting position.
Synonym(s): interocclusal clearance, interocclusal distance (2) , interocclusal gap, interocclusal rest space (2) .
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In clinical dentistry many patients have freeway spaces of 4-5 mm.
Also known as myofunctional therapy, treatment largely consisting of prescribed exercises is designed to reeducate the movement of facial muscles, restore correct swallowing patterns, help to establish adequate labial-lingual postures and re-establish a normal "freeway space." The question had come to the board because a Nebraska dental hygienist, who had been providing these services under the general supervision of a dentist, had been issued a cease and desist order by the Nebraska Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology that asserted that she was engaged in the unlicensed practice of speech-language pathology.
Nowadays, the only people who can afford access to those freeway spaces are the chains."