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Orthodontia



[awr-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌɔr θəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/

noun, Dentistry.
1.
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2.
treatment for the correction of irregularly aligned teeth, usually involving braces and sometimes oral surgery.
n.

1849, from ortho- + Greek odon (genitive odontos) “tooth” (see tooth).

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