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 (ôr′thə-dŏn′shə) or or·tho·don·ture (-dŏn′chər)
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(ˌɔr θəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə)

2. treatment for the correction of irregular teeth.
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orthodontics, orthodontia

the branch of dentistry that studies the prevention and correction of irregular teeth. — orthodontist, n.orthodontic, adj.
See also: Teeth
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthodontia - the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teethorthodontia - 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
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n. ortodoncia, rama de la odontología que trata las irregularidades dentales por medio de procedimientos correctivos.
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(ant) orthodontics. V. orthodontic.
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Jordan Katzman and Alex Fenkell met at summer camp when both were 13 years old, bonding immediately, in part over their shared mouths of metal, As their friendship continued into adulthood, they keenly remembered the awkwardness of their orthodontia experience.
A new x-ray technique and its application to orthodontia. The Angle Orthod.
It might be unwise to mention that the study or its results would be different if they had used this technology as each study is exclusive in its own sense; however, for sure, innovative use of this technology can undoubtedly improve the future of orthodontia.
(8) The medical field's engagement is still fairly close to prototyping, as they are taking advantage of the capability to create unique prosthetics and fitted medical devices such as hearing aids and orthodontia. Conversely, automotive manufacturers have been pushing the technology past its initial low run limitations.
And so the stranger behind the wheel looks away, drives forward while grimacing at the projected cost of Molly's upcoming orthodontia program.
Schwarz, "Tissue changes incidental to orthodontic tooth movement," International Journal of Orthodontia, Oral Surgery and Radiography, vol.
Broadbent, "A new x-ray technique and its application to orthodontia," Angle Orthodontist, vol.
These procedures include orthodontia and plastic surgery (especially of the nose, breasts, and buttocks).
Gottlieb & Orban published a text that dealt primarily with resorption during orthodontia (23), going into great radiographic and histologic detail regarding the "resorptive" process.
Rittershofer, "A study of dimensional changes during growth and development of the face," International Journal of Orthodontia and Oral Surgery, vol.
Parents would rather have a few kids but get each of them into a super-competitive college, invest in orthodontia so they have perfect smiles, get them perfect haircuts and the latest fashions, rather than have six or eight kids running around with smudged faces and buck teeth.