Labial

Labial is a directional term for: in the direction of the lip.

Lacebacks

Lacebacks are eight-shaped metal ligatures between canines and the last molars included in the multi-bracket appliances. They are used to accelerate space closure and prevent protrusion of front ...

Laterognathia

This term describes a lateral bite in the lower jaw and is often associated with an unilateral crossbite in the posterior teeth and asymmetry in the whole of the lower face. Treatment of ...

Laterotrusion

Laterotrusion describes the lateral movement of the mandible. Adults normally show a range of movement from 8 mm to 12 mm. This can differ without being an illness value. Different values on the ...

Ligature

Connection between orthodontic wires and brackets in the multi-bracket appliance, usually in the form of an elastic ring or a steel ligature.

Lingual

Lingual is a directional term for: in the direction of the tongue.

Lingual Technique

This term describes a kind of orthodontic treatment that uses a fixed brace attached to the inside of the teeth that is invisible from the outside. The Lingual Brace is the only truly invisible ...

Lip Bumper

The Lip Bumper is an appliance used for the lower dental arch and is usually attached with bands to the first molars (the first big back teeth).The Lip Bumper can either be fixed in position or can ...