orthodontics


or·tho·don·tics

noun plural but singular in construction \-ˈdän-tiks\

: a branch of dentistry that deals with helping teeth to grow straight

Full Definition of ORTHODONTICS

:  a branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth (as malocclusion) and their correction (as by braces)
or·tho·don·tic \-tik\ adjective
or·tho·don·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
or·tho·don·tist \-ˈdän-tist\ noun

First Known Use of ORTHODONTICS

1909

orth·odon·tics

noun plural but singular in construction \-ˈdänt-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORTHODONTICS

1
: a branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth and their correction (as by means of braces)
2
: the treatment provided by an orthodontist
orth·odon·tic \-ik\ adjective
orth·odon·ti·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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