- the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces.
Origin of orthodontics
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- (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with preventing or correcting irregularities of the teethAlso called: dental orthopaedics
Word Origin and History for orthodontal
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- The dental specialty and practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth, as by the use of braces.orthodontia orthodonture