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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
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In our study, we aimed to identify how characteristics of articles have changed during the last decade by evaluating features of articles, such as type of article, number of authors, origin of article, main affiliation of authors, and number of affiliations in three journals listed in Science Citation Index[TM] (SCI Ex; WoS, Thomson Reuters, New York, NY) and three journals listed in Science Citation Index Expanded[TM] (SCIE; WoS, Thomson Reuters, New York, NY) published in the orthodontics field during 2006-2010 and 2011-2015.
More students in {B} 45% (n= 57) would not refer Orthodontics as a career to their close relatives as compared to {A} respondents 30% (n= 40).
Diane Collins, the registered manager at Wallasey Orthodontics, said: "Lucy is an invaluable member of the team and is learning all the time with our support and that of her tutors."
Emerging technology is enabling new efficiencies and greater predictability in the practice of orthodontics. While technology is changing how orthodontics is practiced, the end goal remains the same a beautiful smile and healthy teeth that will last a lifetime.
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The analysis of GCF is a very useful diagnostic instrument to both periodontology and orthodontics. The correlations between the levels of many host GCF biomarkers and periodontal diseases have been extensively studied and the predictive values for the biomarkers as summarized in Table 1 [9-12].
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