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Retainer (orthodontics)

Index Retainer (orthodontics)

Orthodontic retainers are custom-made devices, usually made of wires or clear plastic, that hold teeth in position after surgery or any method of realigning teeth. [1]

11 relations: Bruxism, Calculus (dental), Charles A. Hawley, Clear aligners, Gingivitis, Occlusion (dentistry), Orthodontics, Periodontal fiber, Salivary gland, Tooth, Wisdom tooth.


Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching.

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Calculus (dental)

In dentistry, calculus or tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque.

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Charles A. Hawley

Charles Augustus Hawley (March 13, 1861 – July 22, 1929) was an American Orthodontist who is known for developing the Hawley Retainer which is used in the field of Orthodontics.

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Clear aligners

Clear aligners, also known as clear-aligner treatment, are orthodontic devices that are a transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to adjust teeth.

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Gingivitis is a non-destructive disease that occurs around the teeth.

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Occlusion (dentistry)

Occlusion, in a dental context, means simply the contact between teeth.

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Orthodontia, also called orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, is a specialty field of dentistry that deals primarily with malpositioned teeth and the jaws: their diagnosis, prevention and correction.

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Periodontal fiber

The periodontal ligament, commonly abbreviated as the PDL, is a group of specialized connective tissue fibers that essentially attach a tooth to the alveolar bone within which it sits.

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Salivary gland

The salivary glands in mammals are exocrine glands that produce saliva through a system of ducts.

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A tooth (plural teeth) is a hard, calcified structure found in the jaws (or mouths) of many vertebrates and used to break down food.

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Wisdom tooth

A wisdom tooth or third molar is one of the three molars per quadrant of the human dentition.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retainer_(orthodontics)

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