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Orthodontic Appliances, Functional MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Orthodontic Appliances, Functional
Tree Number(s)
E06.658.453.560
Unique ID
D017289
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017289
Scope Note
Loose, usually removable intra-oral devices which alter the muscle forces against the teeth and craniofacial skeleton. These are dynamic appliances which depend on altered neuromuscular action to effect bony growth and occlusal development. They are usually used in mixed dentition to treat pediatric malocclusions. (ADA, 1992)
Entry Term(s)
Bimler Appliance
Frankel Function Regulator
Herbst Appliance
Kinetor
Previous Indexing
Activator Appliances (1975-1992)
Public MeSH Note
93; was FUNCTIONAL ORTHODONIC APPLIANCES see ACTIVATOR APPLIANCES 1975-92
Online Note
use ACTIVATOR APPLIANCES to search FUNCTIONAL ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES 1975-92
History Note
93; was FUNCTIONAL ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES see ACTIVATOR APPLIANCES 1975-92
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Orthodontic Appliances, Functional Preferred
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