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orthodontia

[ awr-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə /
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noun Dentistry.

treatment for the correction of irregularly aligned teeth, usually involving braces and sometimes oral surgery.

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Origin of orthodontia

First recorded in 1840–50; orth- + -odont + -ia
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Medical definitions for orthodontia

orthodontia
[ ôr′thə-dŏnshə ]

n.

orthodontics
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