straight arch


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Related to straight arch: intrados, flat arch, gauged arch
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Noun1.Straight arch - an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intradosstraight arch - an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
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The orthodontic procedure with segmented arches offers an advantageous alternative for intrusion of the anterior teeth, in comparison to the straight arch techniques, which may produce greater inclination of the incisors, as well as instability of the results.