Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
The Department offers an extremely proficient and successful staff of orthodontists headed by Prof Dr. Amish Mehta, a leading practitioner and academician. He has represented the Indian dental community in numerous international events and authored several national and international publications. The department utilises the latest in practice management software with programs such as Dolphin Imaging Software 11.0 and Do IT practice management software to provide an international standard of health care. Dolphin Imaging being the gold standard for Orthodontic imaging and analysis systems across the globe enables the Department of Orthodontics to optimize the use of digitization technology to enhance patient care by providing treatment predictions and superimpositions. The DO IT practice management software helps the department to ensure that the healthcare service is provided efficiently and swiftly.
Facilities
Modern Orthodontic Clinic for patient treatment
Clinical lab for both postgraduate and undergraduate students
CLINICAL SERVICES
The goal of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics is to provide orthodontic care that is specific and appropriate to the needs of each patient.
Treatments for the following problems are available:
  • Crooked teeth
  • Forwardly placed teeth
  • Spacing in between teeth
  • Asymmetrical face (facial asymmetry)
  • Narrow jaw
  • Birth defect in lip & palate (Cleft lip & palate)
  • Jaw joint problems (TMJ problems)
  • Forwardly and/or backwardly placed upper and lower jaws
  • Sleep disorders (Obstructive sleep apnoea)
  • Impacted canines
  • Missing teeth
  • Interdisciplinary treatment modalities in
    association with other departments
Digitisation of Clinical Care
The Department utilises the latest in practice management software with programmes such as Dolphin Imaging Software 11.0 and DO IT practice management software to provide an international standard of health care. Dolphin Imaging being the gold standard for Orthodontic imaging and analysis systems across the globe. The DO IT practice management software helps the Department to ensure that the healthcare service is provided efficiently and swiftly.
Recent Advances
Self-ligating braces
(low-friction metal braces)
These braces offer less friction between wire and bracket so increases the comfort level of patient and help in avoiding removal of teeth in some cases.
Mini implants assisted treatment
(accelerated treatment)
The use of mini implants in some cases helps in accelerated and effective movement of teeth and decrease in duration of treatment.
Laser application
Dental lasers are used to accelerate tooth movement, to uncover the teeth which are not erupted and to remove excess tissues which are hampering the tooth movement during orthodontic treatment.
Biostar Pressure Moulding Machine
Used to make Clear Retainers that maintain the correction done with braces. Also many removable appliances, mouth guards, TMJ Splints, Clear Aligners are made with the help of this machine.
Lingual braces (Invisible braces)
These are placed behind the teeth on inner surfaces so are not visible from outside.
Clear aligners
(Invisible aligners without braces)
These aligners correct the malalignment of teeth with the use of transparent type of specialised plates which avoids use of braces and provides greater comfort and aesthetic advantages.
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