orthodontia


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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]

orthodontia

(ôr′thə-dŏn′shə) or

orthodonture

(-dŏn′chər)
n.
Orthodontics.

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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