Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences

Orthodontics Departments

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The department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial orthopaedics is a branch of dental science that deals with the developmental and positional anomalies (irregular) of the teeth and jaws which affects the oral health and aesthetics.

In our department correction of arrested and perverted development of teeth and jaws is carried out by using various preventive and corrective procedures which are as follows:-

  • Certain habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting etc., are corrected by using  various habit breaking appliances
  • Crowding of teeth in children below the age of 10 years are corrected by removal of deciduous teeth that will allow the permanent teeth to erupt at proper position in the dental arch.
  • Forwardly placed a severely   crowded teeth can be corrected by moving the teeth into more ideal location with the help of removable appliances and fixed appliance such as begg’s technique, pre adjusted straight wire technique, lingual technique etc. (INVISIBLE ORTHODONTICS)
  • Jaw defects in older patients can be corrected by surgical and orthognathic procedures that includes both orthodontic and surgical intervention.
  • Recently a new technique – “Distraction Osteogenesis “has been introduced to connect jaw deformities and clefts of lip and palate.
  • In skeletal deformities it is possible to more both the jaws into more favorable positions by using functional and orthopaedic appliances. This procedure is usually done in growing children.