bite plate


bite plate
bite plate n a removable usu. plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics to assist in therapy or diagnosis: as
a) a U-shaped device worn in the upper or lower jaw and used esp. to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxism by covering the occlusal surfaces of the teeth so that they cannot be brought into contact
b) retainer (2)

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a removable orthodontic appliance, generally made of acrylic resin, that makes use of adhesion to the palate to provide part of the anchorage needed for the desired tooth movement; used to stimulate eruption of the posterior teeth and to decrease the amount of anterior overbite. Written also biteplate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • bite plate — noun Date: circa 1922 a removable usually plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics: as a. a device worn in the upper or lower jaw and used especially to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxism b. retainer 3b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bite plate — noun a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes • Syn: ↑biteplate • Hypernyms: ↑dental appliance * * * noun : a removable usually plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumping-the-bite plate — Kingsley plate Kingsley appliance …   Medical dictionary

  • bite — bite, gnaw, champ, gnash are comparable when they mean to attack with or as if with the teeth. Bite fundamentally implies a getting of the teeth, especially the front teeth, into something so as to grip, pierce, or tear off {bite an apple deeply} …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bite — [bīt] vt. bit [bit] bitten [bit′ n] or biting [ME biten < OE bītan < IE base * bheid , to split, crack > BEETLE1, BITTER, L findere, to split (see FISSION)] …   English World dictionary

  • bite — I. verb (bit; bitten; also bit; biting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bītan; akin to Old High German bīzan to bite, Latin findere to split Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to seize especially with teeth or jaws so as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bite in — transitive verb : to corrode or eat (lines or figures) into an etcher s plate by means of an acid * * * bite in (etching) To eat out the lines of with acid • • • Main Entry: ↑bite …   Useful english dictionary

  • To bite the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ground plate — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first bite — noun in line engraving : the first etch or action of the acid upon the plate before the application of dragon s blood …   Useful english dictionary