odonto-, odont-, odon-, -odont, -odonic, -odontic, -odontia, -odontoid; -dont, -donts, -dontia, -dontic, -dontoid

(Greek: tooth, teeth)

Treatment of diseases of the teeth.
Wearing away of the teeth.
Lacking in the normal number of teeth, or having fewer than the normal complement of teeth.
Resembling, or allied to, the genus Oreodon.

Oredon refers to a genus of extinct herbivorous mammals, abundant in the Tertiary formation of the Rocky Mountains. It is more or less related to the camel, hog, and deer.

The branch of dentistry which is concerned with the prevention and correction of irregularities and faulty positions of the teeth.
orthodontic (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to, or referring to, the correction of abnormal dental conditions, including related abnormalities in facial structures: Lester went to his dentist to have orthodontic treatments in order to get his teeth adjusted for better chewing of his food and appearance when he smiled or opened his mouth.
Relating to the correcting of faulty positioning of the teeth by a dentist.
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1. The branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth.
2. That branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

The technical term for these problems is malocclusion, which means "bad bite".

The practice of orthodontics involves the design, application and control of corrective appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve facial balance.

1. A specialist in the area of dentistry concerned with the prevention and correction of abnormally positioned or aligned teeth.
2. A dentist who is concerned with correcting and preventing irregularities of teeth and their poor occlusions.
The study of irregularities in position of the teeth, and of malocclusions, and their treatment.
pathodontia (s) (noun) (no pl)
In dentistry, diseases of the teeth: Pathodontia is the branch of dentistry that is concerned with the ailments and disorders of a person's teeth.

Related "tooth, teeth" word units: bruxo-; dento-.