orthodontia
orthodontia orthodontia n. (Med.) The treatment of the teeth so as to make the teeth align properly within the mouth, usually involving the wearing of braces and sometimes oral surgery. [PJC]

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  • orthodontia — 1849, from ORTHO (Cf. ortho ) + Gk. dont (see TOOTH (Cf. tooth)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orthodontia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1849 orthodontics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orthodontia — /awr theuh don sheuh, shee euh/, n. Dentistry. 1. orthodontics. 2. treatment for the correction of irregularly aligned teeth, usually involving braces and sometimes oral surgery. [1840 50; ORTH + ODONT + IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthodontia — noun orthodontics …   Wiktionary

  • orthodontia — SYN: orthodontics. * * * orth·odon·tia .ȯr thə dän ch(ē )ə n 1) ORTHODONTICS 2) dental appliances (as braces) used in orthodontic treatment * * * or·tho·don·tia (or″tho donґshə) orthodontics …   Medical dictionary

  • orthodontia — n. straightening of teeth, correction of tooth irregularitiesor·tho·don·ti·a || ‚ɔrθəʊ dÉ‘nʃɪə /‚ɔːθəʊ dÉ’ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthodontia — or·tho·don·tia …   English syllables

  • orthodontia — or•tho•don•tia [[t]ˌɔr θəˈdɒn ʃə, ʃi ə[/t]] n. 1) den orthodontics 2) den treatment for the correction of irregular teeth • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • orthodontia —   n. correction of irregularity of teeth.    ♦ orthodontic, a.    ♦ orthodontist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • orthodontia — noun the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth • Syn: ↑orthodontics, ↑orthodonture, ↑dental orthopedics, ↑dental orthopaedics • Derivationally related forms: ↑orthodontic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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