The Dentafacial deformity can be a handicapping deformity because of the social & psychological implications associated with it. It is better to treat the cause of the problem, hence a great emphasis is placed on the overall development of the child.
The department of Orthodontia has a state of art equipments comprising of diagnostic setup like an Orthopantanograph, a Cephalostat, Photographic equipment. In addition we also have sophisticated equipments like a biostar, hydrosolder, spot welders, light cure equipment, trimmers, vibrators etc. Emphasis is paid on the sterilization for which we have autoclaves & steam sterilizer, in addition to cold sterilization. The Department has facilities for both visible & invisible braces, which are placed on the lingual aspect. In the labial branch, we have metallic/ composite /ceramic braces. Among the wires we have Teflon coated wires & rectangular wires. The department has a museum for the education of the patients and also for the students during their clinical postings.
In this department we treat about 15-20 patients per day carrying out various procedures like removable appliances for correction of aberrant development, space maintenance of prematurely lost teeth, correction of habits, modulation of growth by functional appliances.
The department takes pride in its aspect of microteaching to the students and a frank face-to-face talk in ironing out the difficulties of the students.
As on 30th June 2016-
Total number of Patients Treated in Last Ten Years: 825
Research Papers Published by Faculty Members: 80
Scientific Papers Presented by Faculty Members: 30
CDEs conducted by the Department: 15
Diagnosis and treatment:
- Treatment planning for various kinds of malocclusions
- Preventive Orthodontics
- Interceptive Orthodontics
- Orthodontic appliance therapy: Begg’s mechanotherapy, Straight Wire technique, Self-ligating, Lingual orthodontics and Clear Aligner therapy
- Myo-Functional Appliance Therapy
- Functional Jaw Orthopedics
- Treatment of Cleft-lip and Cleft palate: Naso-alveolar moulding, Arch expansion, Alignment of teeth.
- Surgical Orthodontics
- Diagnostic: Vista dent Cephalometric software.
- Treatment options: Ceramic bracket, invisible brackets
Distinct major equipments:
- Hydro solder
- Bio- star machine