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Orthodontic Appliances, Functional

"Orthodontic Appliances, Functional" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Orthodontic Appliances, Functional" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Orthodontic Appliances, Functional" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 11 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1999 and 2000 and 2005
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