DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPAEDICS
The department has an intake of two postgraduates every academic year. The postgraduates are trained on a comprehensive curriculum. They are trained extensively on Pre-adjusted Edgewise appliances, Damon technique, Lingual technique, Self- Ligating bracket system, Functional therapy, Accelerated orthodontics and Surgical orthodontics.
Edgewise Technique: The conventional method of treatment for mal-aligned teeth involving the use of metal braces and a rectangular wire inserted into them, used to correct all types of dental malocclusions.
Damon technique: These are self ligating appliances fitted much like the traditional metal braces but use a sliding technique that attaches the wires to the brackets to move naturally with teeth as they realign.
Lingual Technique: One of the more aesthetically pleasing orthodontic techniques involving the attachment of orthodontic brackets on the inner (lingual) aspect of your teeth.
Self- ligating brackets: Are a type of dental brace that uses a permanently installed movable component to hold the wire in place; providing better hygiene during treatment and less pain.
Functional Therapy: A completely different orthodontic approach without extraction and pain, which utilises the muscles of the mouth and tongue to produce various orthodontic and orthopaedic force helping the bones grow.
Accelerated Orthodontics: An emerging school of treatment, whose goal is to shorten the treatment duration and to straighten teeth using additional appliances along with regular braces
Surgical Orthodontics: Corrective jaw surgeries designed to correct conditions of the jaws related to structure and growth in order to bring dental and skeletal harmony.