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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
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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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"Mechanical and biological basics in orthodontic therapy." Huthig, Germany: 1991; pp.
OHRQoL assessments are recommended in orthodontics for a variety of reasons which include assessment of treatment needs and outcomes, to evaluate a therapy's efficiency and its impact on the oral tissues during the required period of treatment, and as part of clinical trials.3 Few studies have investigated the physical, social or psychological effects of orthodontic treatment on patients or how pain and discomfort affect QoL.11 A number of studies have concluded that QoL is affected by fixed orthodontic therapy.11-16 The intensity of the negative oral impact on QoL depends on the type of therapy received.17 A study12 found that adolescents who were wearing fixed appliances had a higher frequency of psychosocial impact than those wearing removable appliances.
Some of the cases may require additional orthodontic therapy to align the teeth which results in a physiologic bite.
26 Phillips .lR.Apical root resorption under orthodontic therapy. Angle Orthod.19995;25:1-22.
The subjects with previous or ongoing orthodontic therapy were excluded from the study.
Pain during orthodontic therapy is a common clinical symptom, as well as a reason for patients to discontinue to treatment.
Adjunctive orthodontic therapy is necessary to resolve these problems.
The periodontist performed lower labial frenectomy and free gingival grafting under local anstehisa, after the orthodontic therapy was completed.
Schuster, "Treatment decision in adult patients with Class III malocclusion: orthodontic therapy or orthognathic surgery?," American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, vol.
Understanding the cellular signaling pathway involved in the mechanical response of PDLSCs is essential for the future improvements in orthodontic therapy.
Orthodontic Therapy: Fundamental Treatment Concepts

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