bite plate


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bite·plate

also bite plate  (bīt′plāt′)
n.
A usually plastic, removable dental appliance that is fitted to the palate and is used in orthodontics and prosthodontics.
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Noun1.bite plate - a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
dental appliance - a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
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The stark closing shots of Carrie's subconvulsive twitching, her jaw agonizingly clenched around a baby-blue bite plate, only served up a gentler, kinder version of Hollywood's standard ECT epileptoid extravaganza.
Wear a retainer with a bite plate at night; they keep teeth aligned, and the bite plate reduces grinding.
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