intermaxillary elastic


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in·ter·max·il·lar·y e·las·tic

material used to provide elastic traction between the upper and lower teeth.

intermaxillary elastic

An elastic band used between the maxillary and mandibular teeth in orthodontic therapy; also called a maxillomandibular elastic.
See also: elastic
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Once the plates had been installed, the patients and their parents were given directions on how to use intermaxillary elastics with a Class III vector, from the hook located in the molar region of the upper plate up to the hook located in the canine zone of the lower plate.
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.