monoblock activator

monoblock activator
a removable orthodontic appliance utilizing muscle forces to achieve therapeutic correction; called also Andresen appliance and functional a.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • monoblock appliance — functional activator …   Medical dictionary

  • functional activator — a myofunctional removable orthodontic appliance that acts as a passive transmitter of the force produced by the function of the activated muscle, and applied to the teeth and alveolar processes to effect tooth movement. Called also Andresen… …   Medical dictionary

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