continuous bar retainer


A metal bar, usually resting on lingual surfaces of teeth, to aid in their stabilization and to act as an indirect retainer after orthodontic treatment.

Nearby words

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  6. continuous capillary,
  7. continuous casting,
  8. continuous creation,
  9. continuous cutter,
  10. continuous function

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