odonto-, odont-, odon-, -odont, -odonic, -odontic, -odontia, -odontoid; -dont, -donts, -dontia, -dontic, -dontoid
(Greek: tooth, teeth)
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.
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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.
2. A dentist who is concerned with correcting and preventing irregularities of teeth and their poor occlusions.