orthodontics :

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awr thuh don tiks

  • n  the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth

  • Children usually find orthodontics easier than do adults, as their growing bones are more malleable.
  • She's lost the orthodontics and the perm, but it turns out that she's not just an ugly duckling turned "vaguely ethnic swan"; she's the same sharp-beaked sarcastic bird of prey .
  • Clear plastic braces, available for the past ten years, have made orthodontics more palatable to adults, who now account for 20% of the braces business.
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