Orthodontics And Dentofacial Orthopedics
About the Department / Program
Department of Orthodontics deals in the treatment of patients with dentofacial deformities predominantly dental and skeletal malocclusions, cranio facial deformities, particularly cleft lip and palate. Orthodontics encompasses preventive, interceptive and corrective treatment involving preserving the normal occlusion, guidance of erupting teeth to occlusion, growth modification, and corrective orthodontics with a variety of appliances.. The students are trained under the expertise of the faculties who are well qualified to teach techniques including the following:
Removable orthodontic appliance treatment
Functional appliance treatment and Growth modification for skeletal malocclusions in growing individuals
Fixed orthodontic appliance (Straight wire appliance, Begg appliance, Straight wire appliance with ceramic brackets, self ligating brackets, ceramic self ligating brackets)
Lingual Orthodontics and aligners
Cleft lip and palate treatment
The Department works in close co-ordination with the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery providing combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgery for adult patients with skeletal malocclusion and craniofacial deformity. The department also works in tandem with the department of Periodontics, Prosthodontics and conservative dentistry and endodontics for treatment involving comprehensive dental rehabilitation of patients.
The Department of Orthodontics has a direct international collaboration with the Transforming Faces (TF) under a MoU between SRU and TF (Canada).
The department is run by 11 faculty members including two Professors, four Associate Professors, two senior lecturers, two lecturers and 1 Tutor to take care of all academics for UGs and PGs.