bite plate

noun

Definition of bite plate

  1. :  a removable usually plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics: such asa :  a device worn in the upper or lower jaw and used especially to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxismb :  retainer 3b

First Known Use of bite plate

1905


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bite plate

noun

Medical Definition of bite plate

  1. :  a removable usually plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics to assist in therapy or diagnosis: asa:  a U-shaped device worn in the upper or lower jaw and used especially to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxism by covering the occlusal surfaces of the teeth so that they cannot be brought into contactb:  retainer 2

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