orthodontia


or·tho·don·tia

noun \ˌr-thə-ˈdän(t)-sh(ē-)ə\

: treatment and devices used on teeth to make them grow straight

Full Definition of ORTHODONTIA

Examples of ORTHODONTIA

  1. We took out a loan to pay for our son's orthodontia.

Origin of ORTHODONTIA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1849

orth·odon·tia

noun \ˌr-thə-ˈdän-ch(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORTHODONTIA

2
: dental appliances (as braces) used in orthodontic treatment

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