orthodontics

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

Definition of orthodontics

  1. :  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

1909

First Known Use of orthodontics

1909


ORTHODONTICS Defined for English Language Learners

orthodontics

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noun

Definition of orthodontics for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

orthodontics

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

Medical Definition of orthodontics

  1. 1:  a branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth and their correction (as by means of braces)

  2. 2:  the treatment provided by an orthodontist

orthodontic

\-ik\play adjective

orthodontically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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