Quick Reference

1. A wire used to secure the archwire into the archwire slot of a bracket on a fixed orthodontic appliance; unlike elastomeric modules, they can be tightened to maximize the contact between the wire and the bracket.

2. A cord or thread tied around a tooth to hold a dental dam in place.

3. A cord, wire, or thread used to tie a blood vessel.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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