orth·odon·tics noun pl but singular in constr \-ˈdänt-iks\
: a branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth and their correction (as by means of braces)
: 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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