bite plate

noun

Definition of bite plate

: 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

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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bite plate

noun

Medical Definition of bite plate

: 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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