Orthodontal



[awr-thuh-don-tiks] /ˌɔr θəˈdɒn tɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces.
/ˌɔːθəʊˈdɒntɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of dentistry concerned with preventing or correcting irregularities of the teeth Also called dental orthopaedics
n.

1909, from Modern Latin orthodontia + -ics.

orthodontics or·tho·don·tics (ôr’thə-dŏn’tĭks) or or·tho·don·ture (ôr’thə-dŏn’chər)
n.
The dental specialty and practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth, as by the use of braces. Also called orthodontia.
or’tho·don’tic adj.

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