bite plate

noun

: a removable usually plastic dental appliance used in orthodontics and prosthodontics: such as
a
: a device worn in the upper or lower jaw and used especially to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxism

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bite plate was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Bite plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bite%20plate. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

bite plate

noun
: a removable usually plastic device used in orthodontics: as
a
: one worn in the upper or lower jaw especially to reposition the jaw or prevent the habit of grinding one's teeth

Medical Definition

bite plate

noun
: a removable usually 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 especially to reposition the jaw or prevent bruxism by covering the occlusal surfaces of the teeth so that they cannot be brought into contact
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