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re·po·si·tion

 (rē′pə-zĭsh′ən, rĕp′ə-)
n.
1. The act of repositing or the condition of being reposited.
2. The return of something, such as a bone, to its proper position.
tr.v. (rē′pə-) re·po·si·tioned, re·po·si·tion·ing, re·po·si·tions
1. To place or put in a new position; position again.
2. To update or change the marketing of (a product or service).
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Noun1.repositioning - the act of placing in a new position
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
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Occlusal splints entail forward and downward jaw repositioning, thus promoting centric occlusion and optimal mandibular positioning (21).
This model can be ordered as a one-piece (if no jaw repositioning is required), or two-piece model (if orthognathic movements are to be performed).
If the patient fails conservative surgery and the apnea is still severe, more aggressive surgery, including jaw repositioning and tongue reduction, may be considered.