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orthodontics

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Adjective, Noun
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or=tho=don=tics

CIDE DICTIONARY

orthodonticsn. 
     A branch of dentistry specializing in the treatment of the teeth so as to make the teeth align properly within the mouth; it usually involves fitting a patient with braces and sometimes oral surgery.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

orthodontics, n.pl. (treated as sing.) (also orthodontia) the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws.

Derivative
orthodontic adj. orthodontist n.
Etymology
ORTHO- + Gk odous odont- tooth

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