Department Description :

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics deals with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of jaw and teeth malalignment. The department also treats complex malocclusions and craniofacial syndromes like cleft lip and palate and craniofacial dysplasia, including orthognathic surgical cases.

Objectives :                                        

  • To be approached for orthodontic specialty related care
  • To be sensitive to community needs in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics and integrate other disciplines, professions wherever required to render holistic oral health care.
  • To inculcate the acumen to have an exploratory approach in all professional endeavours including clinical and pedagogical areas and develop ethical practice in the same to improve the field of research in Orthodontics
  • To be sensitive to global, local, and institutional goals and develop the spirit to think globally and to act as locally responsible health workers.
  • Identify various forms of malocclusions and develop treatment options with problem list and possible solutions to provide a holistic care through ideal alignment of teeth in accordance with associated skeletal and soft tissue
  • Identify developing malocclusions and intercept them with appropriate methods
  • Use appropriate basic and advanced orthodontic diagnostic aids in arriving at a confirmatory diagnosis through meticulous record and interpretation of the findings with use of digital technology when conforming to the digital workfl
  • Execute planned treatment with various orthodontic mechanotherapy options using evidence-based approaches with current state of the art techniques and materials, to best satisfy the patient needs.
  • Communicate to laboratory for various removable and functional appliances and to be able to check for the norms of acceptability and excellence in the appliance design and biomechanics for achieving ideal post treatment occlusion in harmony with aesthetics and function.
  • Implement an appropriate retention protocol and follow up care, customized for each patient based on the malocclusion, treatment done, and growth status.

Lab facilities & Equipment available  :

Services/Treatment offered : Removable orthodontics

  Habit breaking treatment

  Functional and orthopaedic therapy

  Fixed orthodontic mechanotherapy

  Orthognathic surgical treatment,


Skills imparted to students :

  • The student will be able to evaluate the sequelae of malocclusion and educate the patient on importance of orthodontic treatment in the ideal age with emphasis on instructions on proper maintenance care of appliances.
  • The student will be able to perform cephalometric and model analysis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan with fixed or removable options for various malocclusion
  • The student will be able to assess the need for supplementary diagnostic aids like CBCT, to aid in the diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • The student will be able to fabricate acrylic removable appliances on patients with the clinical and laboratory steps associated with it.
  • The student will be able to identify problems that could arise with appliances during review/activation visits, treat them accordingly and complete the treatment with emphasis in retention protocol.
  • The student will be able to understand the retention protocol based on the initial malocclusion and deliver the ideal retention appliance

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