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orthodontics

noun [U] uk   /ˌɔː.θəˈdɒn.tɪks/ us    /ˌɔːr.θoʊˈdɑːn.t̬ɪks/ specialized
the job or activity of correcting the position of teeth and dealing with and preventing problems of the teeth
orthodontic
adjective [before noun] uk   /-tɪk/ us    /-t̬ɪk/
Does she need orthodontic treatment to have her teeth straightened?
Translations of “orthodontics”
in Chinese (Traditional) 正牙(學),齒科矯正術,齒列矯正…
in Chinese (Simplified) 正牙(学)…
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