orthodontics Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “orthodontics” in the English Dictionary

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orthodonticsnoun [U]

uk   /ˌɔː.θəˈdɒn.tɪks/  us   /ˌɔːr.θoʊˈdɑːn.t̬ɪks/ specialized
the ​job or ​activity of ​correcting the ​position of ​teeth and ​dealing with and ​preventingproblems of the ​teeth
adjective [before noun] uk   /-tɪk/  us   /-t̬ɪk/
Does she need orthodontic treatment to have her ​teethstraightened?
(Definition of orthodontics from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “orthodontics”
in Chinese (Simplified) 正牙(学)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 正牙(學),齒科矯正術,齒列矯正…
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