Orthodontics definitions

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The dental specialty dealing with correction of irregularities of the teeth, such as malocclusion, often by the use of braces.
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The branch of dentistry concerned with diagnosing, correcting, and preventing irregularities of the teeth and poor occlusion.
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The dental specialty dealing with correction of irregularities of the teeth, such as malocclusion, often by the use of braces.
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(medicine) A specialty of dentistry concerned with correcting misalignment of teeth.
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Origin of orthodontics

From orth- +"Ž -odont +"Ž -ics.