Definitions for orthodonticsˌɔr θəˈdɒn tɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or•tho•don•tics*ˌɔr θəˈdɒn tɪks(n.)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces.
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of orthodontics:
orthodontics, orthodontia, orthodonture, dental orthopedics, dental orthopaedics(noun)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
A specialty of dentistry concerned with correcting misalignment of teeth.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A dental specialty concerned with the prevention and correction of dental and oral anomalies (malocclusion).
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