DR. KARTIK DHOLAKIAMDS (Orthodontics) - Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai.Author of 5 International & 1 National publications in Indexed journals.E.g. World Journal of Orthodontics. 2011: Volume 12, Issue 2, page 97.AJODO (American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics).Treated cases with;Metallic, ceramic and self ligating brackets,Straight wire, Begg’s, Tip Edge.Lingual Braces, Clear aligners, etc.Myofunctional, Fixed functional, Habit breakingappliances, facemask, headgear, etc… (Preventive & InterceptiveOrthodontics).Treated many Surgical cases involving surgeries ofMaxilla, mandible, chin, both jaws.. Orthognathic and/ or Distractionosteogenesis.Treated many cases with Oral clefts, even those requiring comprehensiveorthodontic and surgical correction.
Patient 1 Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Two Phase treatment.Notice change in facial proportionsand profile. Also, observe for proper fitting of teeth despite ofcongenitally missing lower central incisors DURATION: 1 year and 8 months
Patient 2 Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Fixed Functional. Notice thechange in facial esthetics and correction of proclined teeth without the need for tooth extractions. DURATION: 1 year and 6 months
Patient 3 Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Non extraction (only upper left deciduous canine root piece extracted)DURATION: 1 year and 8 months
Before Patient 4 Dr. Kartik D. DholakiaFixed + Functional. Notice change in facial profileDURATION: 1 year and 3 monthsPresent
Patient 4 Dr. Kartik D. DholakiaFixed + Functional. Notice change in facial profileDURATION: 1 year and 3 months. 1 year into retention. Recommended gingivoplasty and improvement in Crown prosthesis for lower right anterior teeth.
Patient 5Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Second premolar extraction. Notice change in facial profile and chin prominence. DURATION: 1 year and 6 months.
Patient 6 Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Myofunctional applianceNotice the change in facial profile.DURATION: 1 year and 6 months.
Patient 7Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Extraction of 1st Premolars.Observe for correction of lower Impactedcanine and alignment of lower arch. DURATION: 1 year and 8 months.
Patient 8 (Cleft Lip and Palate) Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Only One major Orthodontics + Surgical (Maxillary Distraction surgery for both Osteogenesis and Mandibular BSSO setback) Jaws Instead of I year 2 months only. Observe forTwo… saving cost orthodontically coordinated and well developed and time of one upper arch form to facilitate proper orthognathic major surgery surgery. Notice the good fit of the dentition. Open bite corrected. Facial profile improved. Refinement Plastic surgery pending… therefore brackets are not removed.
Only One major Patient 9 (Cleft Lip and Palate) surgery for both Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Jaws Instead of Orthodontics + Surgical (MaxillaryTwo… saving cost Distraction Osteogenesis and and time of one Mandibular BSSO setback) major surgery (Two jaw) – 1 year 6 months only. Observe for orthodontically coordinated and well developed upper arch form to facilitate proper orthognathic surgery. Notice the good fit of the dentition. Open bite corrected. Facial profile improved Refinement Plastic surgery pending… therefore brackets are not removed.
Patient 10 Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Orthodontics +Surgical (Two jaw) Notice – Change in Incisal exposure, smile line, and facial profile. Lip protusiveness willdecrease in due course of time as hypotonic lips take around 1 years’ time to adapt to new skeletal and dental position.
Patient 11 Dr. Kartik D. DholakiaExtraction of all 1st Premolars Notice – Change in facial profile, reduction in lip fullness, and reduction in proclination of incisors.DURATION: 1 year 5 months.
Patient 11 Dr. Kartik D. DholakiaClass III skeletal pattern with bucally placed canines. Camouflage treatment.Treatment duration – 8 months. One year post retention.
Patient 12 Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Case of impacted central incisor with labial inclination of the crown,with posterior crossbite. Orthodontic extrusion done with Closed flap technique, followed by open flappost buttoning of the labial gingiva. Treatment duration – 8 months.Note the adequate width of attached gingiva and the level of gingival margin.
Patient 13 Dr. Kartik D. Dholakia Case with deep bite, reduced lower vertical facial height, posterior crossbite (on left side with Class II molar relation). Treated with TIP EDGE appliance. Duration – 11 months.Note – increase in lower facial height.