orthodontia

noun or·tho·don·tia \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän(t)-sh(ē-)ə \

Definition of orthodontia

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

Examples of orthodontia in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of orthodontia

New Latin

ORTHODONTIA Defined for English Language Learners

orthodontia

Definition of orthodontia for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

orthodontia

noun orth·odon·tia \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän-ch(ē-)ə \

medical Definition of orthodontia

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

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