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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.

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]

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.

orthodontics

Dentistry A specialty of dentistry involved in correcting dental and, less commonly, dentofacial defects

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]

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.

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]
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He said six to seven years age is considered ideal time for parents of children to approach qualified orthodontist for dental check-up.
According to him, 'What we have realised is that for this treatment to work, it is a partnership between the child or adult and the orthodontist. And the orthodontist needs to be aware of some other factors that will influence the child's decision to have treatment and what they want from treatment.
Table 2 illustrates the perceptions of schoolchildren and orthodontists towards dental aesthetics.
The responses of a total of 130 orthodontists and residents included in the present study were compared according to the experience in orthodontics, place of work, and daily number of examined patients (Table 1-5).
As a specialist orthodontist, I am used to seeing lots of children and adults of all ages choose orthodontics as an option to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile, as well as correct their bite.
Usually, orthodontists offer complimentary exams, so it really is a good idea to have your child checked out by an orthodontist at age seven.
"That doesn't mean they are going to get braces," relates Jamie Reynolds, an orthodontist, lecturer, and author of World Class Smiles, Made in Detroit: The Straight-Shooting Orthodontist's Guide to Your Amazing Smile.
Chi square test was performed to find out the presence of statistical significance among the three groups (Dentists, Orthodontists, Lay persons) (Table 1-4).
Not all orthodontists are able to work with Invisalign braces.
The Arkansas Dental Practice Act prevented him from offering his patients dentistry services such as teeth-cleaning because, the act holds, orthodontists can't provide any services outside their specialization, even though they are licensed dentists and have received the same training as dentists.
Because of the subjective character of esthetic parameters, orthodontists and patients should reach a consensus to establish common treatment goals.
* Members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) treat more than 5.8 million children, teenagers and adults in the US and Canada and, as such, pay close attention to important aspects of their treatment: their oral hygiene home care.

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