noun (used with a singular verb)
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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"Lefty is going to take me to the orthodontist this afternoon," she said.The Right Time
(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with preventing or correcting irregularities of the teethAlso called: dental orthopaedics
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A person who specializes in orthodontics.
The dental specialty and practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth, as by the use of braces.orthodontia orthodonture
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