orthodontics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction or·tho·don·tics \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän-tiks \

Definition of orthodontics

:a branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth (such as malocclusion) and their correction (as by braces); also :the treatment provided by a specialist in orthodontics

orthodontic

play \ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän-tik\ adjective

orthodontically

play \ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

orthodontist

play \ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän-tist\ noun

First Known Use of orthodontics

1909


ORTHODONTICS Defined for English Language Learners

orthodontics

noun

Definition of orthodontics for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

orthodontics

noun plural but singular in construction orth·odon·tics \ -ˈdänt-iks \

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

orthodontic

play \-ik\ adjective

orthodontically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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