Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics


Orthodontics is a dental specialty that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, management, and correction of mal-positioned teeth and jaws, and misaligned bite patterns. It may also address the modification of facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics. Orthodontic treatments aim to improve the way the teeth and jaws function, as well as the person’s smile or aesthetic appearance. The objectives of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics are to diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities. These specialties focus on the alignment of teeth and jaws to improve both the function and aesthetics of the face and smile. Here are the main objectives of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics:

1. Orthodontics aims to correct malocclusion, which refers to the misalignment of teeth and jaws. By using braces, aligners, or other orthodontic appliances, orthodontists work to straighten teeth, close space, and correct bite problems such as overbite, deepbite,  crossbite, open bite and to improve the overall appearance of the face, lips, and smile.

2. Proper alignment of teeth and jaws is crucial for optimal oral function. Orthodontic treatment helps improve biting, chewing, and speaking abilities. By aligning the teeth and jaws, orthodontics can also help prevent issues like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and excessive tooth wear.


Providing high-quality dental education programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level And to facilitate the students to acquire knowledge in basic behavioral,clinical sciences, research, teaching and innovative methods related to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics specialty


To build and provide world-class infrastructure and facilities with high-quality teachers and to conduct valid academic programs of the practical and real-world knowledge of dental specialty especially in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

To transfer scientific knowledge to achieve professional skill and personal qualities of International standard To create infrastructure and hospital facilities to serve the public including free service to the poor and needy