Definition of Dental orthopedics

1. Noun. The branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth.

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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dental Orthopedics

dental jurisprudence
dental lamina
dental lamina cyst
dental leakage
dental lever
dental lymph
dental material
dental materials
dental medicine
dental neck
dental nerve
dental notation
dental occlusion
dental offices
dental orthopaedics
dental orthopedics (current term)
dental pain
dental pathology
dental physiology
dental pins
dental plaque
dental plaque index
dental plate
dental polishing
dental polyp
dental porcelain
dental practice
dental practitioner
dental procedure

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. ..."

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