DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS
Orthodontics is the department that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of displacement of teeth and the development of the jaws. The interests of orthodontics are displacement of teeth, discrepancies between jaws, excess or missing teeth. Various orthodontic appliances are used in orthodontic treatments to provide a healthy and functional occlusion. Crowded teeth may cause chewing problems that result in abrasion of teeth, excessive pressure on the supporting bone and temporomandibular joint disorders.
The Department of Orthodontics is also a clinical department that provides education for PhD degree and speciality of Orthodontics.
In our departmant, pre-graduate and post-graduate education programs include theoretical and practical studies. Pediatric and adult patients can take orthodontic diagnosis and treatment care.
Treatment methods can be separeted into two categories:
Removable Orthodontic Treatment is the treatment method where various removable orthodontic appliances are used to prevent problems caused by bad habits like thumb sucking, abnormal swallowing, etc. Also these appliances are used to maintain and regain space of permanent teeth. Removable functional appliances intercept functional malocclusions. This treatment is carried out for 8-11 years old children which are in mixed dentition.
Fixed Orthodontic Treatment is applied by using bonded brackets on the teeth which cannot be removed during the treatment and wires going through these brackets. Fixed Orthodontic Treatment can be applied to patients with healthy teeth and gums at any age. In order to maintain the results of the treatment, long-term protection with various retention appliances is required.
The following applications are carried out in our department:
- Guidance of Eruption
- Removable Appliance Treatments
- Functional Treatments
- Extraoral Treatments
- Fixed Orthodontic Treatments
- Orthognathic Surgical Treatments
- Treatment for Cleft Lip Palate
Prof. Dr. Servet Doğan
Head of Orthodontics Department