biteplate

or bite plate

[ bahyt-pleyt ]
/ ˈbaɪtˌpleɪt /

noun Orthodontics.

a removable appliance worn in the mouth to separate the jaws so that some of the teeth will gradually shift upward or downward.

Origin of biteplate

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Medicine definitions for biteplate

biteplate


n.

A removable dental appliance, made of wire and plastic, worn in the palate and used as a diagnostic or therapeutic aid in orthodontics or prosthodontics.bite plane
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