The Department of Orthodontics & orthopaedics is one of the premiere departments of the institution in providing the best personalized care to its patients. Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions, which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment mainly consists of dental correction to improve the occlusion or bite. The dento facial orthopaedics deals with the control and modification of facial growth. Orthodontic Treatments are also carried out for aesthetic reasons for improving the general appearance of patient. UG Program The undergraduate orthodontic training program begins in second year wherein basics of orthodontic procedures and wire bending are tutored. Theory lecture classes, clinical postings, demonstrations in wire bending and small group discussions related to orthodontic diagnosis, fabrication and use of removable appliances, and case selection for fixed orthodontic treatment are imparted in the subsequent two years. Periodic evaluations of students are carried out so as to enable them to achieve competencies expected of dental graduates. PG Program Post graduate training is provided in a three-year program accredited by the Dental Council of India. The course is designed to prepare students for a career in research and practice in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics by means of seminars, journal club, case discussions, inter departmental meetings, and patient care. In addition to that the students are encouraged to take under graduate classes and conduct field visits to educate the masses and to survey various dentofacial problems. Treatment Modalities Growth modification by using various functional & orthopaedic appliances. Removable appliance including habit breaking and oral muscle training appliance. Fixed appliance correction with Beggs and various prescriptions of pre adjusted edge wise appliance including Roth, MBT, Alexander, Tip edge, damon, lingual techniques etc Adjunctive orthodontic procedures in association with dept. of Oral surgery, Periodontics, Pedodontics, Prosthodontics, conservative dentistry etc.