from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Orthodontics.
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- n. orthodontics
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The treatment of the teeth so as to make the teeth align properly within the mouth, usually involving the wearing of braces and sometimes oral surgery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of dentistry which is concerned with the straightening of irregular teeth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
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My dentist here wanted to put me in orthodontia for 2 years.
Things like the fact both my kids resemble Bucky the Beaver and are going to cost me more in orthodontia equipment than my mortgage did.
So unless you have ready cash or access to a credit card with a high limit, you can just forget about getting orthodontia from those dentists.
Hossler's mother, Amy Balsz , is concerned that all this travel is interfering with his orthodontia.
Many people don't realize the same rule also allows you to pick up some really big-ticket health care expenses, including health insurance premiums, orthodontia, medically necessary home improvements or home-care attendants.
She had 28 fully grown adult teeth, with long roots, looking pretty straight after a few years of orthodontia.
Lust, greed, lots of injectibles and orthodontia combining with one man's struggle to deny time and the diminishment of his potency are the stuff of King Lear and MacBeth.
This rule allows you to pick up big-ticket health care expenses, including health insurance premiums, orthodontia, medically necessary home improvements or home-care attendants.
Children's orthodontia sometimes is less expensive than that for adults, who may have more complex cases due to missing teeth or wear and tear, says Robert J. Bray, president of the American Association of Orthodontists.
If you're not current with the latest parlance of orthodontia, this is like a fancy retainer.