Definition of orthodontic in US English:

orthodontic

adjective

  • See orthodontics

    • ‘In general it is felt that orthodontic therapy is not specifically related to damage or problems with the jaw.’
    • ‘Children with clefts usually have extensive surgery in their mouths and often undergo dental and orthodontic treatment.’
    • ‘Your child will be asked to put on a hospital gown and to remove any loose orthodontic braces, false teeth and jewellery.’
    • ‘Children usually get orthodontic treatment in the adolescent years.’
    • ‘It is sometimes possible to change the way the jaws grow, using orthodontic appliances.’

Pronunciation

orthodontic

/ˌôrTHəˈdän(t)ik//ˌɔrθəˈdɑn(t)ɪk/