Announcement:

GITAM DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL

(Recognized by DCI & Govt. of India)

Orthodontic treatment is a journey that requires time, patience, and commitment. Regular visits to the orthodontist are essential to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments. It's also crucial to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the treatment process to ensure the best possible outcome. If you or your loved ones are experiencing any orthodontic concerns, it's advisable to consult with an experienced orthodontist who can assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable treatment options. Remember, orthodontic treatment not only enhances your smile but also contributes to improved oral health and overall well-being.

It's important to note that orthodontic treatment is not limited to children and teenagers. Many adults also seek orthodontic care to improve their smiles and correct long-standing dental issues. With advancements in orthodontic technology, adults now have various discreet options such as clear aligners, lingual braces (braces placed on the inside of the teeth), and ceramic braces to meet their orthodontic needs without compromising their appearance.

Another common condition is spacing, which refers to a gap between the upper and lower front teeth. This spacing can be caused by various factors such as genetics, thumb-sucking habits, or the loss of a tooth. To address this issue, orthodontists may recommend braces, retainers, or other appliances to close the gap and create a more harmonious smile.

Braces consist of metal or ceramic brackets that are bonded to the teeth and connected by wires. Over time, these wires are adjusted to apply gentle pressure, guiding the teeth into their desired places.

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when the tissues that form the lips and palate do not fuse properly during fetal development. These conditions can result in significant functional and aesthetic challenges. Orthodontic treatment plays a crucial role in the multidisciplinary approach to cleft lip and cleft palate management. It involves coordinating with other healthcare professionals to optimise oral function, speech development, and overall facial balance.

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Y. N. Sasidhar

Assistant principal

MDS

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N. Satish Varma

Professor-hod

MDS

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T. Ujwala

Professor
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D. Ashok Babu

Professor
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Som Sudheer Boddeti

Reader
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Eedala Abishek

Reader
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DODDI VENKATA NAGA CHANDRA SEKHAR

Assistant professor

MDS

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NADUKURU NAMITA

Assistant professor

MDS

Services offered

A plethora of treatment modalities constitute Orthodontics such as removable appliances, fixed mechanics, functional jaw orthopedics, orthopedic appliances, surgical orthodontics, invisible orthodontics with aligners, lingual orthodontics, esthetic appliances, temporary anchorage devices etc. A qualified orthodontist is trained through an MDS course of 3 years, post BDS to carry out the above mentioned treatments.

    Details of the various treatment procedures offered are as follows:
  • Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment with Fixed and removable appliances
  • Early Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Treatment - Problems
  • pertaining to the jaw bones and sometimes teeth are addressed through jaw orthopedic appliances in young growing children.
  • Esthetic Appliances - Treatment with Ceramic brackets for an esthetically pleasing appearance during orthodontic treatment.
  • Treatment of Temporomandibular joint disorders.
  • Surgical Orthodontic Treatment - treatment of severe jaw disproportionalities involves a combination of orthodontic and surgical treatment.
  • Adult Orthodontics - Orthodontic treatment for adults while addressing their periodontal, endodontic and other concerns.
  • Interdisciplinary Orthodontics
  • Comprehensive treatment of patients with Cleft Lip and Palate ranging from Nasoalveolar Moulding and Arch Expansion, Orthopedic correction to complete alignment and finishing of dentition and occlusion.

List of ongoing research projects

  • Perioral soft tissue evaluation in class III patients: A lateral cephalogram study.
  • Quantitative analysis of enamel on debonded metal brackets bonded to fluorosed teeth by bond enhancers.
  • Comparison of shear bond strength of newer adhesives and assessment of their remnants using adhesive remnant index(ARI) system: An In vitro study.
  • Comparison of changes in dimension and orientation of fibres in masseter and temporalis muscles following functional appliance therapy- An MRI study.
  • Comparison of amount of streptococcus mutans biofilm around ceramic brackets using newer adhesives: An Ex-vivo study.
  • Cytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles embedded orthodontic adhesive on fibroblasts of human periodontal ligament : An In vitro study.
  • Leaching of bis-phenol A using different adhesives from extracted premolars by High performance liquid chromatography-An In vitro study.
  • Bond strength of stainless steel orthodontic brackets bonded to prefabricated acrylic teeth.
  • Assessment of salivary levels of cariogenic bacteria in patients with ceramic self ligating and conventional ceramic brackets: An In vivo study
  • Stress distribution around dentition and buccal shelf screw(SS) used for en-masse retraction of mandibular dentition- A finite element study.
  • A comparative evaluation of salivary streptococcus mutans levels and oral hygiene status in patients wearing combination of fixed and removable retainers with and without addition of silver nanoparticles:A randomised controlled trial.
  • A comparative evaluation of antimicrobial activity and tensile bond strength of orthodontic adhesives incorporated with bioactive glass and octenidine dihydrochloride antimicrobial agents: An In-vitro study.
  • A Comparative evaluation of caries risk profile in adult orthodontic patients following different fluoride regimens using cariogram: A Randomised control trial.
  • Evaluation of length,width and thickness of temporalis and masseter muscles in patients with bilateral posterior crossbite before and after rapid palatal expansion: An Ultrasonography study.
  • A comparative evaluation of effects of spring loaded bite block and active vertical corrector with repelling magnets on the dentofacial complex. A clinical study.