Dr. A Venkateswar Rao did his graduation from Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore and Post Graduation (Orthodontics) from Ragas Dental College Chennai.
He worked as an Assistant Professor at C.K.S Teja Dental College for 4 years, later he shifted to full time private practice exclusively in the field of Orthodontics. He has many national and international Publications to his credit.
His keen area of interest is in “Orthognathic like Orthodontics” and Mini Implants. He exclusively practices at Anantapur and Hyderabad.
With Aligners a new system for orthodontic tooth
movement has been introduced, using the established
methods for minor correction to achieve greater
magnitudes of correction.
The major advantage of the system is the esthetic,
hygienic, low discomfort and removable nature of the
There are currently limitations to this appliance in
terms of case selection, increased cost, experience
required for computer treatment planning, difficulty
obtaining certain tooth movements, and the lack of
potential in cases involving mixed dentition or impacted
One needs to understand that Aligner is only an
appliance, and the technique for working with it is
continually being developed and honed. Refinement,
adjustment at each appointment, and rebooting are all
part of the technique, and all depend on the
orthodontist's skill—just as with a patient in any fixed
Many new aspects of treatment techniques must be
learned about aligners to be proficient with treatment of
Like any other appliance, Aligner is one type of appliance
with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Ultimately, much will depend on the research and
development that can be generated to improve aligner
control over tooth movement, and our understanding of
treatment and ability to plan prospectively