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elastic material used in a direction perpendicular to the occlusal plane, connecting one arch wire to the other, and usually used to improve intercuspation.
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An elastic band applied to arch brackets perpendicularly to the occlusal plane for approximating teeth.
See also: elastic
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ver·ti·cal e·las·tic(vĕrti-kăl ĕ-lastik)
Pliable material used in a direction perpendicular to occlusal plane, connecting one arch wire to the other, and often used to improve intercuspation.
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