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Appliance

Anything the orthodontist attaches to your teeth to move your teeth or to change the shape of your jaw.
Orthodontic appliance: Any device used to influence the position of teeth and jaws.
Orthopedic appliance: Any device used to influence the growth or position of bones.

Archwire

A wire capable of causing or guiding tooth movement that is placed into orthodontic attachments which are affixed to the crowns of two or more teeth.