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Retainers, Dental, Orthodontic, Removable

Definition : Orthodontic retainers that can be easily removed by the user, designed to hold teeth in place during the period of functional adaptation while surrounding gingival tissue (i.e., gums) and bone adjust to a new position following corrective orthodontic treatment. These retainers may consist of metallic wires that surround the teeth and are attached (i.e., anchored) to molded resin (e.g., acrylic) plates shaped to fit either on the mouth palate or floor (Hawley retainers). Clear or transparent molded resin retainers (e.g., Essix retainers) that fit over the entire arch of teeth and do not allow the upper and lower teeth to touch because plastic covers the chewing surfaces of the teeth are also used. Removable orthodontic retainers are typically used several hours a day (e.g., during the night) for a period of several months or a few years to prevent reversal of substantial modifications in tooth position (e.g., great modifications in bite) gained by orthodontic procedures.

Entry Terms : "Orthodontic Retainers, Removable"

UMDC code : 23643

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Dental USA Inc

Company Type: Parent

Flud Dental Laboratory

Company Type: Parent

Dentistry and dental laboratory technology have changed significantly since Flud Laboratory was opened in 1955. In those first few years we were mostly an "acrylic" lab repairing and relining dentures, or setting teeth for a new set of "plates." These days Flud fabricates everything from titanium dental implant abutments to zirconia bridges, while maintaining our reputation as a leading removable prosthetics laboratory.

Green Dental Laboratory

Company Type: Parent

Green Dental Laboratory can help you solve problems by reducing stress that comes with the practice of dentistry. Every effort is made to serve you with speed and courtesy, while delivering quality restorations at reasonable fees.

Ortho Technology Inc

Company Type: Parent

Orthopli Corp

Company Type: Parent

Peter Cheng Orthodontic Laboratories Inc

Company Type: Parent

Posca Brothers Dental Laboratory Inc

Company Type: Parent

TP Orthodontics Inc

Company Type: Parent

TP Orthodontics has taken a leadership role in the advancement of orthodontics worldwide, providing information and education to university students and established practitioners alike.

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