BDS, MDS (Orthodontics)
Dr. Pankaj Pupneja has done MDS in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, the most prestigious institute for Orthodontics training in India.
He obtained extensive experience in treating unpleasant smiles and faces, irregularities of teeth, asymmetric faces, abnormal growth of jaws and patients with cleft lip and palate with high quality braces providing maximum comfort to the patients during treatment.
He received specialized training of Lingual orthodontics (invisible braces).
Dr Pankaj Pupneja is also a certified Invisalign treatment provider.
He is an active member of Indian Orthodontic Society
Dr Pupneja is exclusively dedicated to provide Orthodontic treatment to all age groups at Faces n Smiles dental and Orthodontic Clinic, Chandigarh. He advocates that the braces treatment is a super specialized treatment and should be done from a certified experienced Orthodontist.
• Lingual braces
• Metal and Ceramic braces
• Functional appliances (Modification of growth of small lower jaws during young age)
• Orthognathic surgical treatment (For abnormal growth of jaws in adults)
• Treatment of relapsed cases
• Complex Orthodontic treatment with micro implants
• Treatment of Adult patients with braces
• Orthodontic treatment of patients with cleft lip & palate
The journey of braces
Orthodontic treatment is a long procedure and starts with good diagnosis and treatment plan. During the first consultation at Faces n Smiles which usually lasts 30 min, we will take you through the entire process of braces treatment and fully explain various options to you.
We encourage you to write down any questions that may occur to you. We will be pleased to answer them during a private consultation in our office during which we will evaluate your situation, consider your goals and describe a strategy individualized for you. Also, the total charges of the treatment and the mode of payment with installments will be explained at this visit. Since the treatment is customized based on individual requirements, the charges may vary from person to person. Our efficient and polite team always wants to make sure you feel informed and confident when you leave the office and ready to make a decision you’re comfortable with whenever the time comes. Our counselors shall, thereafter, never stalk you on phone since we respect your privacy and discretion at all times and we will wait for you patiently to take a call regarding the Orthodontist you choose.
Once you decide to go ahead with the treatment and give your consent, the next step is to take full orthodontic records (photographs and study models) for which a separate visit will be fixed as per your convenience. After investigating the X rays and photos, the detailed individualized treatment plan keeping in mind your priorities will be explained. From here onwards, the active braces treatment starts with the results in mind. Remember, failing to plan is planning to fail. So don’t be in a hurry to get the braces on. After all, its yours or your child’s mouth at the end.
The follow up visits are usually kept at the gap of 4-6 weeks which require tightening or change of wires, putting elastics. At Faces n Smiles, high quality photographs with DSLR camera are taken at different key stages of treatment to see the progress of treatment in right direction.
At the completion of treatment, retainers are delivered to the patient on the same day after removal of braces. Regular follow up visits are maintained to check the fit of retainers.
A great vow smile at end needs quality at every step of the treatment starting right from expertise of the Doctor to the quality of braces used. The difference between good and great is massive.