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retainer

 [re-tān´er]
an appliance or device that keeps a tooth or partial denture in proper position.
matrix retainer a mechanical device that clamps the ends of a matrix band and tightens it around a tooth.
Tofflemire retainer a type of matrix retainer.

re·tain·er

(rē-tān'ĕr),
Any type of clasp, attachment, or device used for the fixation or stabilization of a prosthesis; an appliance used to prevent the shifting of teeth following orthodontic treatment.

retainer

(rĭ-tā′nər)
n.
Dentistry An appliance used to hold teeth in position after orthodontic treatment.

retainer

A term of art for a UK doctor who is on the “retainer scheme”, which allows doctors who are not otherwise employed to return part-time to NHS practice.

re·tain·er

(rē-tā'nĕr)
Any type of clasp, attachment, or other device used to fix or stabilize a prosthesis; an appliance used to prevent the shifting of teeth following orthodontic treatment.

Retainer

An orthodontic appliance that is worn to stabilize teeth in a new position.
Mentioned in: Malocclusion

re·tain·er

(rē-tā'nĕr)
1. Any type of clasp, attachment, or device used to fixate or stabilize a prosthesis.
2. Appliance used to prevent shifting of teeth after orthodontic treatment.

Patient discussion about retainer

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Without the comfort of a retainer, the role of every person on the team will be closely scrutinised and only the people who punch above their weight will make it to the team.
Based on the current studies, Meade and Millett (27) stated that orthodontists commonly recommend an Essix retainer sheet thicknesses of 0.75 mm and 1 mm.
Hawley's retainer allows the masticatory force to get distributed on tooth surface, thereby allowing minor teeth settling after debonding.
"It's unfair to workers who can earn nothing until they've built up the retainer. Workers shouldn't have to pay to get their own wages.
The other problem that advisors who have switched to the retainer model have encountered is getting a raise.
Two different forms of fixed retainers are widely used in orthodontics: multistrand wire retainers and fiber-reinforced composite retainers.
The holiday retainer packages will be on a first come first serve basis.
I remembered, and would have sworn, that the part was the "barrel locking-nut retainer piston plunger pin."
Killion, the move to offer retainer services was driven by patient demand.
DENIS O'REGAN was last night contemplating a new chapter in his career after being told by trainer Howard Johnson that his retainer with leading owner Graham Wylie is not being renewed.