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orthodontia

[awr-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌɔr θəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/
noun, Dentistry.
2.
treatment for the correction of irregularly aligned teeth, usually involving braces and sometimes oral surgery.
Origin of orthodontia
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; orth- + -odont + -ia
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Word Origin and History for orthodontia
n.

1849, from ortho- + Greek odon (genitive odontos) "tooth" (see tooth).

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