Definition of Dental orthopedics
1. Noun. The branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth.
Generic synonyms: Dental Medicine, Dentistry, Odontology
Derivative terms: Orthodontic, Orthodontic, Orthodontist, Orthodontic
Medical Definition of Dental orthopedics
1. The use of devices to move teeth or adjust underlying bone. The ideal age for starting orthodontic treatment is between ages 3 to 12 years. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems can be corrected with splinting or dental braces. Teeth can be moved by removable appliances or by fixed braces. Crowding of teeth can require extraction of teeth. Retainers may be necessary long after dental braces are placed, especially with orthodontic treatment of adults. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Dental orthopedics
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1. Proceedings of the National School of Dental Technics by American Institute of Dental Teachers (1897)
"The principal requirements of the operatory consist in the filling of teeth, their treatment, minor oral surgery, and dental orthopedics. ..."