Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the teeth and the dental arches: the maxilla and the mandible. The practice of this specialty includes diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion and other abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures.
The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics offers a full range of orthodontic services for patients. The clinical faculty of orthodontists and orthodontic residents provide interceptive, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary orthodontic care to patients of all ages.
The clinical faculty members are experienced orthodontists who have completed a course of specialty training in orthodontics. They directly supervise residents, who are dentists undergoing a three-year course of study to become orthodontic specialists.
Our department's accredited advanced dental education/residency program provides a comprehensive curriculum to prepare resident doctors for practice in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
For further information about orthodontics, please visit American Association of Orthodontists or Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists.
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