regainer


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

re·gain·er

(rē-gān'ĕr),
An appliance used in an attempt to regain space in the dental arches.

regainer

(rē-gān′ĕr)
1. A device that ameliorates or restores something that was lost.
2. A device that applies pressure between teeth on either side of the space left by a missing tooth. It is used to move teeth away from the edentulous space.

re·gain·er

(rē-gān'ĕr)
Appliance used to attempt to regain space in dental arches.
References in periodicals archive ?
After adjusting for sex and age, there was no difference in total calories reportedly consumed per day between regainers and maintainers (F[1, 23] = 4.076, P = 0.071) (Table 2).
Intake of macronutrients was similar between groups with the exception of carbohydrate intake, which was greater in regainers compared with maintainers, F[123] = 5.065, P < 0.05.
There were no differences between maintainers and regainers with respect to the frequency of contact with dietitians and healthcare professionals.