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Dr. R Thirunavukkarasu

Dr. R Thirunavukkarasu

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BDS, MDS - Orthodontics



Dentofacial Orthopedist




22 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Professor and Head of the department of orthodontics, Karpaga Vinayagar institute of dental sciences

Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai

Gentle Dental Clinic & Orthodontic Centre


# 2, Rathinam Nagar., Landmark: Marudeeswarar Temple., Chennai

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10:30 - 12:30
05:30 - 09:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Which treatments are given by an orthodontist?

A: The orthodontist specialises in the following treatments: ·Straightening of crooked teeth ·Alignment of misaligned teeth ·Bad bites (difficulty in chewing due to teeth alignment) ·Correct problems during facial growth and development ·Treat dental problems in all ages children, teens and adults

Q: Can an orthodontist perform surgery on my teeth?

A: Orthodontists can carry out the removal of teeth or surgical removal of wisdom tooth. However, he does not play a direct role in surgery. He is responsible for an initial evaluation, pre-surgical orthodontics, planning of the surgery and post-surgical care along with the surgeon who actually performs the surgery.

Q: Can I go to an orthodontist if I am planning to have braces?

A: Yes, an orthodontist specializes in straightening your teeth with the help of braces. You may see an orthodontist at the age of six or seven when the permanent teeth start appearing and are crooked in nature.

Q: Can an orthodontic help with cosmetic dentistry?

A: Orthodontists can help with cosmetic dentistry. They deal with all types of treatment that align your teeth properly and straighten your teeth. This can be done for the cosmetic purpose to get a good smile. Many times orthodontists are consulted for the cosmetic appearance of teeth.

Q: Can an orthodontist perform a teeth whitening treatment?

A: Many times after the braces treatment, you need teeth whitening treatment. The orthodontic who has treated you for the teeth straightening will guide you regarding teeth whitening. Your orthodontic can help you to remove the stain over the teeth from the braces treatment.


BDS - Annamalai Universtiy, 1998
MDS - Orthodontics - Annamalai Universtiy, 2001


Indian Dental Association


1998 - Present Owner at Gentle Dental Clinic & Orthodontic Centre


3831 Tamil Nadu State Dental Council, 1998
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