Definitions

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

  • noun a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth; one specializing in orthodontics.

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  • noun An orthodontic dentist

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  • noun a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth

Etymologies

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From orthodontic +‎ -ist.

Examples

  • The entire eductional process for an orthodontist is 11 years. 4 years of college, 4 years of dental school and 3 years of residency.

    Orthodontics questions

  • If you don't call the orthodontist's tomorrow, I'm going to be furious, I'm going to be enraged, I'm going to be beside myself.

    Gretchen Rubin: Your Happiness Project: Make A Joke Of It

  • Today I have to call the orthodontist/oral surgeon/whoever about looking at my teeth.

    psychologica

  • Yes, in time, I will call the orthodontist, rub lotion into my wrinkles, write the checks, return the books, finish my work, arrange for the repairman's visit, drop off my son, change the tire on my daughter's bike.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Yes, in time, I will call the orthodontist, rub lotion into my wrinkles, write the checks, return the books, finish my work, arrange for the repairman's visit, drop off my son, change the tire on my daughter's bike.

    Mental multivitamin

  • Yes, in time, I will call the orthodontist, rub lotion into my wrinkles, write the checks, return the books, finish my work, arrange for the repairman's visit, drop off my son, change the tire on my daughter's bike.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Yes, in time, I will call the orthodontist, rub lotion into my wrinkles, write the checks, return the books, finish my work, arrange for the repairman's visit, drop off my son, change the tire on my daughter's bike.

    From the archives

  • If you don't call the orthodontist's tomorrow, I'm going to be furious, I'm going to be enraged, I'm going to be beside myself.

    The Happiness Project

  • If you don't call the orthodontist's tomorrow, I'm going to be furious, I'm going to be enraged, I'm going to be beside myself.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • When the worst happens and a wire or bracket gets damaged, you need to call your orthodontist as soon as possible.

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