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surgical orthodontics

 

Definition: the correction of occlusal abnormalities by the surgical repositioning of segments of the mandible or maxillae containing one to several teeth; or the bodily repositioning of entire jaws to improve function and esthetics.

Synonym(s): orthognathic surgery

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