[awr-thuh-don-tiks] /ˌɔr θəˈdɒn tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces.
(functioning as sing) the branch of dentistry concerned with preventing or correcting irregularities of the teeth Also called dental orthopaedics
1903; see orthodontia + -ist.
1909, from Modern Latin orthodontia + -ics.
orthodontist or·tho·don·tist (ôr’thə-dŏn’tĭst)
A person who specializes in orthodontics.
orthodontics or·tho·don·tics (ôr’thə-dŏn’tĭks) or or·tho·don·ture (ôr’thə-dŏn’chər)
The dental specialty and practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth, as by the use of braces. Also called orthodontia.
[awr-thuh-don-cher] /ˈɔr θəˌdɒn tʃər/ noun 1. (def 2). orthodonture or·tho·don·ture (ôr’thə-dŏn’chər) n. Variant of orthodontics.
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