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orthodontia vs. orthodontics

[ awr-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh ]
  1. orthodontics.
  2. treatment for the correction of irregularly aligned teeth, usually involving braces and sometimes oral surgery.
[ awr-thuh-don-tiks ]
  1. the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces.

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