NEET MDS - How to prepare for Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a very high yielding topic in NEET MDS exam. Becoming an orthodontist is a dream for many aspirants and thus, is a highly demanded specialty among the PG aspirants. A definite schedule along with dedication is all you need while preparing this subject in order to crack NEET MDS Exam. This article will acquaint the aspirants with the list of standard books to refer & most important topics in Orthodontics and tips for preparation.

Given below are the list of Questions MERITERS experts will answer that are essential for an effective and efficient preparation:

  1. What is the subject wise Weightage?
  2. Which Books to refer?
  3. How much Time should be allocated to the subject?
  4. How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?
  5. How many times should the subject be Revised?
  6. What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?
  7. What are the Important Topics for NEET MDS?
  8. Types of Questions asked?


What is the subject wise Weightage?

11-19/240 Questions (5%)

Standard books to refer:

Contemporary Orthodontics

Author : William R. Proffit DDS PhD, Henry W. Fields Jr. DDS MS MSD, Brent Larson, David M. Sarver DMD MS

INR 2,435

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Textbook Of Orthodontics

Author : Singh Gurkeerat

INR 1,175

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How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?

  • Theory reading 2-3 Days
  • MCQ Practice- 10 Days

How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?

  • Theory reading 3-4 Hours
  • MCQ Practice-  8-10 Hours

How many Times should the subject be Revised?

  • 4-8 times revision is required

What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?

  • 1st quarter of the preparation 
  • After completing 3-4 subjects


Orthodontics Important topics

Growth And Development
  • Introduction and Theories of growth
  • Methods to study growth.
  • Growth pattern of condyle and mandible,
  • Growth of maxilla
  • Growth curves.
Development Of Dentition
  • Development Of Dentition
Etiology Of The Malocclusion
  • Classification of malocclusion  
  • Etiology of malocclusion
  • Lip line
  • Model analysis
  • Down's analysis 
  • Steiner's analysis 
  • Tweed's analysis 
  • Cephalometric landmarks 
  • Witts apraisals and miscellaneous
Occlusion & Classification Of Malocclusion
  • Occlusion & Classification Of Malocclusion
Biomechanics - Tooth Movement
  • Biology of tooth movement 
  • Theories of tooth movement and types of forces
Preventive & Intereceptive Orthodontics
  • Preventive & Intereceptive Orthodontics
Removable And Fixed Appliances
  • Removable appliances
  • Fixed appliances
Myofunctional & Orthopedic Appliances
  • Myofunctional appliance
  • Orthopaedic appliances
Treatement Planning
  • Treatement Planning
  • Anchorage
  • Components of speech
  • Anchorage.
  • Retention and relapse
  • Camouflagespeech

What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?

1. Single best answer
  • Case Based
  • Fact Based (Memory)
  • Concept based
  • Numerical/Value Based

2. Image based questions

3. True or false type questions


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We hope this blog will assist you in preparing this subject meticulously for MDS entrance exams.
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Updated Feb 07, 2021.