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band

 [band]
1. a part, structure, or appliance that binds; for anatomical structures, see frenulum, tenia, trabecula, and vinculum.
2. in dentistry, a thin metal strip fitted around a tooth or its roots.
3. in histology, a zone of a myofibril of striated muscle.
4. in cytogenetics, a segment of a chromosome stained brighter or darker than the adjacent bands; used in identifying the chromosomes and in determining the exact extent of chromosomal abnormalities. Called Q-bands, G-bands, C-bands, T-bands, etc., according to the staining method used. See also layer, stria, and stripe.
A band the dark-staining zone of a sarcomere, whose center is traversed by the H band.
H band a pale zone sometimes seen traversing the center of the A band of a striated myofibril.
I band the band within a striated myofibril, seen as a light region under the light microscope and as a dark region under polarized light.
M band the narrow dark band in the center of the H band.
matrix band a cylindrical metal band with a special clamp or holder (the matrix retainer); it is filled with softened impression compound and seated over a tooth so that the compound flows into the prepared cavity and an impression of the tooth can be obtained. It is also used for placement and contouring of certain restorative materials.
orthodontic band a band fitted over a tooth to anchor an orthodontic fixed appliance.
Z band a thin membrane in a myofibril, seen on longitudinal section as a dark line in the center of the I band; the distance between Z bands delimits the sarcomeres of striated muscle.

or·tho·don·tic band

a thin strip of metal or plastic closely adapted to the crown of a tooth to which wires may be attached for tooth movement.

or·tho·don·tic band

(ōrthŏ-dontik band)
Thin strip of metal or plastic closely adapted to the crown of a tooth to which wires may be attached for tooth movement.

or·tho·don·tic band

(ōrthŏ-dontik band)
Thin strip of metal or plastic closely adapted to tooth crown to which wires may be attached for tooth movement.
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Adhesives for fixed orthodontic bands. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
It was assumed that all detected carious lesions were new and their formation was due to the presence of orthodontic bands. This is because every orthodontic patient is subjected to thorough dental examination prior to starting orthodontic treatment.
Al-Anezi, "The effect of orthodontic bands or tubes upon periodontal status during the initial phase of orthodontic treatment," Saudi Dental Journal, vol.
The effect of sandblasting on the retention of first molar orthodontic bands cemented with glass ionomer cement.
The small business had two machines that cut rubber tubing into orthodontic bands.