Meaning of orthodontics

or•tho•don•tics

Pronunciation: (ôr"thu-don'tiks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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