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A Complete Glossary of Dental Definitions

Lip Bumper

The lip bumper conists of an arch wire which is attached to a molded piece of plastic. You mount the arch wire in the buccal tubes on your lower jaw, and plastic piece rests against your lips. When you eat or talk, you push the plastic piece back which pushes on your molars. That pushes your molars back.
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Labial
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Pretaining to or around lips.

Lateral
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The teeth just adjacent to the centrals.

Lesion
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Lesion is a wound or injury

Ligating Module
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A small plastic piece, shaped like a donut, which is used to hold the arch wires in the brackets on your teeth

Ligation
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A process where an archwire is attached to the brackets on your teeth.

Lingual
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The tooth surface next to your tongue or things mounted on the tooth surfaces next to your tongue.

Lingual Appliances
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Orthodontic appliance fixed to the inside of your teeth.

Lingual Arch
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An orthodontic wire attached from molar to molar in the inside of your teeth.

Lingual retainers
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A variation of the lingual arch going from cuspids to cuspid.

Lip Bumper
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A lip bumper is used to push the molars on your lower jaw back to create more space for other teeth.

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