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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.
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(Dentistry) (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with preventing or correcting irregularities of the teeth. Also called: dental orthopaedics
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or•tho•don•tics(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.
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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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orthodontics[ˌɔːθəʊˈdɒntɪks] NSING → ortodoncia f
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n sing → Kieferorthopädie f
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orthodontics[ˌɔːθəʊˈdɒntɪks] nsg → ortodonzia
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