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the branch of dentistry concerned with growth and development of orofacial structures, including irregularities of teeth, malocclusion, and associated facial problems.


That branch of dentistry concerned with the correction and prevention of irregularities and malocclusion of the teeth.
[ortho- + G. odous, tooth]


(ôr′thə-dŏn′shə) or




Branch of dentistry concerned with correction and prevention of irregularities and malocclusion of the teeth.
Synonym(s): dental orthopedics, orthodontia.
[ortho- + G. odous, tooth]

orthodontics, orthodontia

that branch of dentistry concerned with irregularities of teeth and malocclusion.
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