biteplate


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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.

biteplate

(ˈbaɪtˌpleɪt)
n
(Dentistry) a device used by dentists to correct dental problems
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biteplate - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
A dentist may recommend a biteplate or plastic device worn over teeth to align the upper and lower jaws.
A maxillary biteplate (distractor) was constructed to cover the occlusal surfaces of the posterior teeth and extend anteriorly to the lateral incisors.
The biteplate should match your bite and conform exactly to your dentures, bridges, or other special features of your mouth.