Intermaxillary elastic | definition of intermaxillary elastic by Medical dictionary
Also found in: Dictionary
material used to provide elastic traction between the upper and lower teeth.
An elastic band used between the maxillary and mandibular teeth in orthodontic therapy; also called a maxillomandibular elastic.
References in periodicals archive
The patients were then initiated to fixed appliance treatment, and intermaxillary elastics
(150 g force) were continued to be applied between the maxillary molar-premolar teeth and the miniscrews.
Bonding the lower incisor, intermaxillary elastics
, and loop to start closure extraction space.