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English definition of “orthodontics”

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 teethDentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teeth
orthodontic
adjective [before noun] uk   /-tɪk/ us    /-t̬ɪk/
Does she need orthodontic treatment to have her teeth straightened?DentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teeth
(Definition of orthodontics from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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