dental appliance

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: appliance - a device to repair teeth or replace missing teethdental appliance - a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
bite plate, biteplate - a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
braces, orthodontic braces, brace - an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
crownwork, jacket crown, jacket, cap, crown - (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth; "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
dental plate, denture, plate - a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
filling - (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth; "when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth"; "an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'"
retainer - a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
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Another treatment method is the mandibular advancement device (MAD) which is a dental appliance similar to a gum shield.
Even if you have a dental appliance like dentures, you still need to see the dentist regularly to ensure the appliance is still working properly and that you're maintaining good oral health.
Every day at nap time, for nearly two hours, she wore her dental appliance to correct her bite.
9,107,856 B2; GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, Wilmington, DE, has patented an alcohol-free dental appliance cleansing formulation which is applied as an appliance outside the wearer's mouth for at least about 60 seconds, and which is a metastable emulsion.
Since then, I've tried a variety of 'cures' - including a proper dental appliance (mandibular advancement device) at a cost of several hundred pounds.
Bruhl wore a dental appliance to mimic Niki Lauda's overbite.
The Kaufman Organization recently brokered a five-year lease lot Snap-On Smile, the creator of affordable and completely reversible dental appliance for restorative and cosmetic applications that literally snaps in and out over patients' natural teeth.
To determine whether a dental appliance will work in a particular patient, the dentist must do a thorough examination, including special x-ray studies, Dr.
Sonicare, which already has our vote for best tooth-tickling apparatus, has teamed up with Crest to release the Sonicare IntelliClean system ($150), a dental appliance that injects liquefied toothpaste between your teeth while it scrubs away.
For the nearest store carrying this handy dental appliance, go online to www.
A prospective randomized trial of dental appliance compared with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
This agreement demonstrates Philips DAP's long-term commitment to personal health and oral care and will make us number two worldwide in the rapidly growing dental appliance market," said Veenhof said in a statement.