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orthodontics

 [or″tho-don´tiks]
the branch of dentistry concerned with growth and development of orofacial structures, including irregularities of teeth, malocclusion, and associated facial problems.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

or·tho·don·tics

(ōr'thō-don'tiks),
That branch of dentistry concerned with the correction and prevention of irregularities and malocclusion of the teeth.
[ortho- + G. odous, tooth]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

orthodontics

(ôr′thə-dŏn′tĭks)
n.
(used with a sing. verb) The dental specialty dealing with correction of irregularities of the teeth, such as malocclusion, often by the use of braces.

or′tho·don′tic adj.
or′tho·don′ti·cal·ly adv.
or′tho·don′tist n.
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orthodontics

Dentistry A specialty of dentistry involved in correcting dental and, less commonly, dentofacial defects
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

or·tho·don·tics

(ōr'thŏ-don'tiks)
That branch of dentistry concerned with the correction and prevention of irregularities and malocclusion of the teeth.
[ortho- + G. odous, tooth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

orthodontics

The dental speciality concerned with the correction of irregularities of tooth placement and in the relationship of the upper teeth to the lower (occlusion). Teeth can readily be permanently moved by sustained pressure using braces, springs, wires and harnesses.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

or·tho·don·tics

(ōr'thŏ-don'tiks)
Branch of dentistry concerned with correction and prevention of irregularities and malocclusion of the teeth.
Synonym(s): dental orthopedics, orthodontia.
[ortho- + G. odous, tooth]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012