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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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