Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The dental specialty dealing with correction of irregularities of the teeth, such as malocclusion, often by the use of braces.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A branch of dentistry specializing in the treatment of the teeth so as to make the teeth align properly within the mouth; it usually involves fitting a patient with braces and sometimes oral surgery.

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  • noun medicine A specialty of dentistry concerned with correcting misalignment of teeth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth

Etymologies

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From orth- + -odont +‎ -ics.

Examples

  • University and Baylor College of Dentistry and earned his M.S.D. in orthodontics from Northwestern University in Chicago.

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  • University and Baylor College of Dentistry and earned his M.S.D. in orthodontics from Northwestern University in Chicago.

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  • Evidence of the collapse in orthodontics in parts of the country is revealed in research by the British Orthodontic Society.

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  • Evidence of the collapse in orthodontics in parts of the country is revealed in research by the British Orthodontic Society.

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  • Asif is a superspecialist in orthodontics yet quite a good cook.

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  • Asif is a superspecialist in orthodontics yet quite a good cook.

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  • I was not at all surprised to learn from Mary that Americans were responsible for all the major advances in dentistry - or should I say 'orthodontics'?

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  • Equipped for automated, pushbutton data processing of hundreds of files at a time, the iPro 8000 MP SLA Precision Center is suitable for the rapid mass-customisation of parts such as orthodontics, implant drill guides, dental restorations, hearing aid shells and ear moulds.

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  • If you have an insurance policy that covers dental work then congratulations, but look at your policy very closely and carefully as many policies cover such procedures as regular check ups, cleanings, fillings and extractions but not cosmetic procedures such as orthodontics and dental implants.

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  • It added that the tax relief cut is an immediate disincentive to patients to take up non-routine dental care such as orthodontics, root canal treatments and periodontal treatment.

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