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appliance

1. any piece of equipment having a specific function
2. a device fitted to a machine or tool to adapt it for a specific purpose
3. another name for a fire engine

appliance

[ə′plī·əns]
(engineering)
A piece of equipment that draws electric or other energy and produces a desired work-saving or other result, such as an electric heater, a radio, or an electronic range.

appliance, appliance equipment

Any device (other than industrial) which utilizes gas or electricity as a fuel to produce air-conditioning, heat, light, refrigeration, or to perform one or more functions such as dishwashing; usually built in a standard size or type and installed or connected as a unit.

appliance

A stand-alone hardware device or software environment dedicated to a specific task. See hardware appliance and software appliance.
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The aim of this study was to assess self reported oral hygiene practices among orthodontic patients with fixed orthodontic appliances and to compare the results according to the gender.
Clinical and microbiological effects of fixed orthodontic appliances.
Fixed orthodontic appliances demand a very high degree of oral hygiene measures, especially by teenagers, whose compliance is generally low.
A practice-based randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of an electric and a manual toothbrush on gingival health in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances.
In vivo study on metal release from fixed orthodontic appliances and DNA damage in oral mucosa cells.
Because brackets are essential components of fixed orthodontic appliances, biocompatibility is needed to prevent irreversible deleterious damage to tissues.
6 years) were treated with 1st premolar extractions followed by retraction of the upper and lower labial segments with fixed orthodontic appliances.
A study group of randomly selected 100 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances were examined for the presence of white spot lesions on banded molars.
The use of fixed orthodontic appliances is booming, but removable orthodontic appliances are still widely used, particularly in developing countries.
Randomized clinical trial of orthodontic treatment efficiency with self-ligating and conventional fixed orthodontic appliances.
Sikati, Makassar, Indonesia for placing the fixed orthodontic appliances and at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Unhas, Indonesia for analyzing samples using Reverse Transcriptase-PCR technique.
7 The orthodontic patients exhibit a significant increase in salivary flow rate, suggesting that fixed orthodontic appliances are not the sole factor increasing the patient's caries risk during orthodontic treatment.