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(used with a sing. verb) The dental specialty dealing with correction of irregularities of the teeth, such as malocclusion, often by the use of braces.

or′tho·don′tic adj.
or′tho·don′ti·cal·ly adv.
or′tho·don′tist n.


(ˌɔːθəʊˈdɒntɪks) or


(Dentistry) (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with preventing or correcting irregularities of the teeth. Also called: dental orthopaedics
ˌorthoˈdontic adj
ˌorthoˈdontist n


(ˌɔr θəˈdɒn tɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces.
or`tho•don′tic, or`tho•don′tal, adj.
or`tho•don′tist, n.


the branch of dentistry that specializes in treatment of malformed teeth and oral problems. — orthodontist, n. — orthodontic, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
the branch of dentistry that studies the prevention and correction of irregular teeth. — orthodontist, n.orthodontic, adj.
See also: Teeth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teethorthodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth


[ˌɔːθəʊˈdɒntɪks] NSINGortodoncia f


n singKieferorthopädie f


[ˌɔːθəʊˈdɒntɪks] nsgortodonzia
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