bite-plate

biteplate

[bahyt-pleyt]
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.
Also, bite plate.


Origin:
bite + plate1

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biteplate or bite plate
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. Also called bite plane.

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