Course in OrthodonticsChristian Dental College
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Orthodontics is that branch of dentistry which specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of the teeth and jaws. It may be loosely defined as science of moving teeth, straightening irregular, crowed or improperly placed teeth. Dentists who are specially qualified in this area of expertise are referred to as Orthodontists.
At the Department of Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing the best and latest care to our patients. The department is staffed by 3 specialist orthodontists supported by chairside assistants & technicians. The goal of the Department of Orthodontics is to provide orthodontic care that is specific and appropriate to the needs of each patient.
Patients are treated using contemporary and advanced techniques similar to a private office, but with all the resources of Christian Dental College & Health Sciences Center close at hand.
Orthodontic treatment can be done by many sorts appliances, which most people know as 'braces'. Braces use steady, gentle pressure over time to move teeth into their proper positions. Simple treatment may be carried out with a removable appliance (a plate that can be taken out to be cleaned.)
This clinic offers orthodontic evaluation and treatment of children in the permanent, mixed (deciduous and permanent) dentition, or even deciduous dentition stage. Normally, orthodontic treatment is started at around 11-14 year of age. Some types of orthodontic problems can and should be treated at an early age and these can be recognized at the age of 8-9 years or earlier. In some cases early treatment can intercept further development of malocclusion or even solye the whole problem in order to differentiate between malocclusions which should be treated early or at later age, an orthodontic examination in indicated at the age of 8 years.
In case of adults requiring less visibility of the appliances, we have ceramic braces which are aesthetically better and less conspicuous.
When difficult adult cases require the care of several different disciplines, such as those conditions pursuant to multiple loss or drifting of teeth, due to decay or gum disease, adjunctive orthodontics is offered within an interdisciplinary over all treatment plan, in conjunction with other specialties, including periodontics, oral rehabilitation, endodontics and oral surgery.
To correct serious malformations of skeletal jaw structures, Orthognathic surgery procedures are carried out with cooperation between orthodontic and maxillofacial surgery departments.
Comprehensive treatment of patients with facial clefts is carried out within the framework of an inter-departmental team which includes, in addition to orthodontics : plastic surgery, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, oral rehabilitation, ENT and speech therapy. Active orthodontic treatment is provided at the appropriate stages in the patient's growth and development and may extend from shortly after birth until early adulthood.