or·​tho·​don·​tia | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän(t)-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce orthodontia (audio) \

Definition of orthodontia

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

Examples of orthodontia in a Sentence

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

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From diapers and daycare, orthodontia and summer camp, the costs of raising a kid add up. Liz Tracy, Glamour, "The Maternity Leave Mistake That Devastated My Family's Financial Situation," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of orthodontia

circa 1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for orthodontia

New Latin

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English Language Learners Definition of orthodontia

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


orth·​odon·​tia | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän-ch(ē-)ə How to pronounce orthodontia (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthodontia

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

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