Assoc. Prof. Dr. N. Ebru SENISIK
Assist Prof. Dr. Elif ALBAYRAK
Department of Orthodontics was established in 1995. 2 associate professors and 3 research assistants work in our department. Our department has trained 26 orthodontists so far.
Location and Capacity:
Our department provides service with a total of 41 dental units in 2 orthodontic clinics and 1 cleft lip and palate clinic. In addition, our clinic has a photo room, X-ray room, 3D digital modeling room (intraoral), 3D face scanning room, technician laboratory, plaster room and 2 sterilization rooms.
Orthodontist Specialist Training Process:
The training period for research assistants is 4 years. During this training period, rotations are made in the departments of oral and maxillofacial surgery (1 month) and periodontology (1 month).
Department of Study Areas:
In all age groups;
Incompatibilities in jaw relations (Dentofacial orthopedic approaches / Orthognatic surgery)
Cleft lip and palate
Cleft lip-palate clinic
3D digital modeling room (intraoral),
3D face scanning room,
Bracket attachment, the most common method, is done using wires, brackets, and elastics. Brackets are adhered to the teeth, and the wires are passed through the brackets and apply force to the teeth. In this way, the teeth are moved gradually and their proper positioning is ensured. This treatment can be applied with or without tooth extraction. The treatment can take several months or years, and adjustments are made every month to ensure that the improvement in the teeth is as desired.
Aligners (transparent plaques): It is a form of treatment applied to align the teeth as an alternative to the fixed treatment by attaching brackets for adults. Aligners are usually transparent and are removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
Appliances developed to reposition the jaw: These devices, called splints, are placed on the lower jaw or upper jaw and help the jaw to close in a better position. They are also used to correct joint disorders.
Jaw expander etc: It is a device that provides the expansion of the upper jaw. Thanks to the force applied by the screws, the bone under the palate moves and opens.
Removable Reinforcers: These are passive appliances used to keep the teeth in place and prevent them from returning to their original state after the treatment is over. They can also be used to break habits with a little modification.
Headgear (Neckrest-Face Mask, etc.): It is a device placed on the back of the head and connected to the front of the head with a band and a metal wire. Headgear slows the development of the upper jaw and keeps the posterior teeth in place, while allowing the front teeth to move backwards. The face mask, on the other hand, is a device that enables the upper jaw to be positioned in front by taking support from the forehead and chin tip in individuals with upper jaw insufficiency. The chinrest consists of bands placed on the back of the head and the tip of the chin. It is used to slow down and direct the development of the lower jaw.