Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Orthodontics is a speciality that stands out as an example of precision and perfection and as a profession meant to establish a balance between function and esthetics in the oral cavity.

“The Braces guys”, as they are known…an orthodontist is meant to master his skills to bring about precise alignment of teeth and, if needed, the jaws.

The speciality has made a rock steady ground for itself in establishing itself as one of the leading branches of dentistry.

Preventive Orthodontics is a subdivision of our speciality that deals with preventing malocclusions by recognizing the signs at a very early stage and preventing these signs from developing into malocclusions.

Interceptive orthodontics deals with malocclusion that got established at a very early age with the help of orthopaedic appliances and Myofunctional appliances. Corrective Orthodontics deals with correcting malocclusion ls that have already been established by fixed Orthodontic treatment (braces).

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Surgical Orthodontics is the subdivision that deals with surgical correction of malocclusions beyond braces’ corrections. Surgical correction of the jaws requires a dual speciality approach.

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Aligners are the next generation Orthodontics system that has surfaced and is popular due to their low profile. They can be used to correct mild to moderate malocclusion but have the disadvantage of taking longer time than conventional braces.

The Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram, started as SGT Dental College Hospital & Research Institute in 2002 and is now among the best dental colleges in Delhi NCR. The faculty has nine departments, which have highly experienced and energetic faculty members with ethical and scientific mindsets to carry forward the science of Dentistry, laying focus on research & innovation in Dentistry and Applied Sciences.

Written By:-
Dr. Prakash VS
Senior Lecturer
Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Faculty of Dental Sciences
SGT University

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