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Orthodontic Retainers MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Orthodontic Retainers
Tree Number(s)
E06.658.453.637
Unique ID
D018704
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018704
Scope Note
Orthodontic appliances, fixed or removable, used to maintain teeth in corrected positions during the period of functional adaptation following corrective treatment. These appliances are also used to maintain the positions of the teeth and jaws gained by orthodontic procedures. (From Zwemer, Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p263)
Entry Term(s)
Retainers, Orthodontic
Previous Indexing
Orthodontic Appliances (1966-1994)
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/05/23
Orthodontic Retainers Preferred
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