dental arch

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dental arch

[¦dent·əl ′ärch]
(anatomy)
The parabolic curve formed by the cutting edges and masticating surfaces of the teeth.
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The linear regression equations, based on dental measurements were developed for predicting the sum of mesiodistal widths of unerupted canine and premolars for both maxillary and mandibular dental arches during the mixed dentition period.
Angular measurements and linear relationships were measured manually on both dental arches.
The isolated Swiss had fine dental arches and beautiful, straight teeth, and the number of teeth affected by cavities was between one and two percent.
One standardized occlusal photograph of the upper and lower dental arches was obtained for each individual.
Class I molar and canine relationships as well as aligned and coordinated dental arches were achieved at the end of 20 months of active fixed treatment.
A statistically significant correlation was established between the rotation of teeth and their crowding in both dental arches (Tab.
He did, however, come upon groups that advocated vegetarian diets for ethical reasons: "In every instance where the groups involved had been long under this teaching, I found evidence of degeneration in the form of dental caries, and in the new generation in the form of abnormal dental arches to an extent very much higher than in the primitive groups who were not under this influence.
In primary dentition molar relationships do not give exact expression for future relations of the dental arches, therefore it is more valid to use the canine relations when judging the sagittal relationships in the primary dentition.
An AMP device is contraindicated when the device cannot be affixed to the dental arches and in some patients with an anatomical or pain-related temporomandibular joint disorder.
Patients with narrow dental arches and high palatal vault present with reduced masticatory efficiency.