tian min xu
this book presents the current knowledge and understanding of the biological processes involved in the orthodontic movement of teeth and discusses recent progress in the field. it links research advances to their immediate clinical applications and offers researchers and clinicians a state of the art reference on topical issues relating to orthodontic tooth movement. biological events play a central role in the movement of teeth during orthodontic therapy. the basis for understanding the sequence of cellular events that leads to orthodontic movement has been well established in the literature through the use of animal models. in recent years, researchers and clinicians have focused their efforts on developing treatment modalities to increase the speed of orthodontic treatment and provide better anchorage options for noncompliant patients. this book will be an invaluable aid in understanding the biology of tooth movement and the relevance of the latest concepts to clinical practice.
padhraig s. fleming; padhraig s. fleming; robert c. t. lee
comprehensive specialist manual covering the science and practice of functional appliance therapy integrates clinical and academic elements with emphasis on evidence-based research and its clinical application suitable for trainee and practicing orthodontists includes more than 600 photographs to enhance clarity of topics covered features contributions from top clinicians and researchers in the field
with the intention of improving the rate, quality, and stability of orthodontic tooth movement, those in the field are now moving toward accomplishing this 'acceleration' with minimally or non-invasive methods. new procedures have been widely tested in humans, animal models, and in vitro. while interest is growing both in the industry and at the clinical level, the understanding of the biology is limited. considering that a simple increase in force will result in tooth morbidity and arrest of the tooth migration, a multi-disciplinary approach is critical for success. this publication brings together multi-disciplinary expertise on a wide variety of processes related to and involved in orthodontic tooth movement. the premise is that, by better understanding the biological structures and the mechanism through which they respond to biomechanical forces, one can get a better assessment of the 'acceleration'. this work presents research aimed at an improved understanding of conventional and accelerated orthodontic tooth movement from a biological perspective and will be of great value to clinicians, researchers, academics, and students.
ph.d. theodore eliades; dr. athanasios e. athanasiou
orthodontic postgraduate education: a global perspective is the first book of its kind to report on the global educational environment in orthodontics and review the structure and function of postgraduate orthodontic programs in different parts of the world. it begins with an overview of the history and current state of orthodontic education, and then describes the academic, clinical, and research components of orthodontic specialty programs in europe, north america, asia, the middle east, and oceania. the book also provides useful facts about the organizational aspects of orthodontic board examinations.
- presents key details on the curricula ofpostgraduate orthodontic programs around the world, allowing for directcomparison of various programs
- includes updated guidelines on accreditationcriteria for international, national, and regional professionalorganizations and scientific societies
- lists all major objectives for postgraduateorthodontic education and orthodontic specialty recognition
- addresses the educational roles of newtechnologies, professional development, scientific journals, andresearch in postgraduate orthodontic education
- features a self-assessment guide for internalevaluation based on previous published work
- offers a true global perspective with chaptersauthored by a multinational team of leading experts
this book contains a wealth of valuable information for any dental student considering application to a postgraduate orthodontic program. it is also a thorough and up-to-date resource for orthodontic faculty, researchers, and organizations seeking knowledge on the policies and trends in contemporary orthodontic education.
pitfalls in appliance design and management are explained with examples of problem patients and contraindications for functional therapy.
fixed twin blocks: the author has developed and tested fixed twin blocks for the past 15 years and treatment records show the evolution of this technique, leading to a final solution with an improved design and protocol to integrate fixed twin blocks with fixed appliances.
fixed functional appliances: a new range of spring-driven fixed functional appliances have been developed and are illustrated with examples of treated cases.
treatment of sleep apnea: intraoral appliances are used increasingly in the treatment of sleep apnea. a new chapter with a comprehensive contribution by dr derek mahony outlines the dental approach to this important subject.
breathe easy twin blocks: invisible twin blocks with preformed occlusal blocks present a patient-friendly approach to the treatment of sleep apnea, with the added advantage of correcting class ii malocclusion.
transforce lingual appliances represent a revolution in interceptive treatment and dental arch development. transforce appliances are invisible, using a pre-activated nickel-titanium spring mechanism for correction of arch form in all classes of malocclusion from mixed dentition to adult therapy. sagittal and transverse appliances are designed to correct arch width, resolve anterior crowding and correct dental asymmetry.
reverse twin blocks: new examples illustrate the scope for functional correction of class iii malocclusion.
this new edition provides “state-of-the-art” instruction in all aspects of functional therapy, including diagnosis, case selection, appliance design, and clinical management.
by jeyaraman prithiviraj
this manual of retainers in orthodontics is an all-inclusive primer which essentially is deemed to provide dental students and practitioners an insight into orthodontic retainers. orthodontists have long since been aware of the fact that teeth that have been moved in or through the bone by mechanical appliances have a tendency to return to their former position. the type of retentive measures and the duration of their use allegedly are determined by how many teeth have been moved and how far, the occlusion and age of the patient. many appliance types have been used for the retention of post-treatment tooth position. this book provides expedient information on a wide array of retainers that have been used in the past with no intent of remarking the benefits of one over the other. given that there is a dearth of a comprehensive account of orthodontic retainers, the theme harbored interest which stemmed the idea behind the conception of this manual. this manual presents various clinical scenarios with supporting literature substantiation, assisting the reader with easier preferences during their clinical practice. with the future of orthodontics hurtling at a swift pace, there would be a need to revise this manual to expand prospects for readers of orthodontics.
this book is a well-illustrated guide to the iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment that provides practical information on orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and post-treatment retention and highlights preventive measures to avoid complaints and lawsuits. it is divided into three parts, on white spot lesions, periodontal deterioration, and external apical root resorption (earr). the reader will learn a wide variety of invaluable skills and strategies, such as how to minimize the risk of enamel decalcifications as a result of orthodontic treatment; how to deproteinize the enamel surface and bond brackets with hybrid glass ionomer cement; how to avoid lower incisor proclination and still achieve ideal long-term alignment; and how to apply strategies to minimize orthodontically induced earr. iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment will be an excellent aid for both orthodontists and pediatric dentists.
by vinod krishnan
biological mechanisms of tooth movement is the comprehensive reference for trainees and specialists to the scientific background of orthodontics and more specifically, the biological responses to the application of mechanical loads.
written by an international team of expert contributors and highly illustrated throughout, this book covers key topics including bone biology, the effects of mechanical loading on tissues and cells, genetics, inflammation, tissue remodeling and the effects of diet, drugs and systemic diseases.
clinical orthodontics: current concepts, goals and mechanics, now in its second edition, focuses on the clinical aspects of art and science of orthodontics. the book primarily centres around contemporary treatment principles and techniques, and redefines orthodontic treatment goals in accordance with the current understanding of the science. newer treatment methods are highlighted with unbiased treatment approach to produce high-quality results
revised and updated chapters covering important areas of the subject
each chapter is supported by well-documented clinical cases and high-quality illustrations for better understanding
exclusive chapters include: digital imaging in orthodontics, interdisciplinary orthodontics, excellence in finishing, functional occlusion goals in orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, role of skeletal anchorage in modern orthodontics, optimizing orthodontic treatment, and management of an orthodontic practice
chapter contributions by a dynamic group of leading world-class clinicians, researchers, teachers and authors, delivering cutting-edge information
by thomas e. southard, steven d. marshall, laura l. bonner
this case-based clinical text is an exhaustive review of orthodontic problems in the vertical dimension and evidence-based guidelines for successful diagnosis and treatment. a total of 21 cases address dental deep bites, skeletal deep bites, dental open bites, skeletal open bites, and posterior open bites. each case includes pre-treatment, interim, and posttreatment orthodontic records, as well as references to provide a solid evidence base for decision making. written with a clinical focus, orthodontics in the vertical dimension is ideal for the practicing orthodontist and makes an excellent resource for residents in pursuit of board certification.
by eliakim mizrahi (editor)
orthodontic pearls: a selection of practical tips and clinical expertise synthesizes a wealth of information gleaned from clinical and administrative experiences in orthodontic practice. the administration and running of an orthodontic practice is not often taught extensively or formally in most schools. this book fills that gap by providing tips, techniques, and practical hints to assist in everything from diagnosis and the use of appliances to patient management and marketing. much of the information in this book comes from experience as well as lectures, courses, and journals. this second edition has been revised and expanded to cover:
- digital advances in photography and radiology
- digital intra oral scanning
- lingual orthodontic treatments
- temporomandibular joint disturbances
- temporary anchorage devices
- impacted canines
- interdisciplinary treatment
- risk management
- marketing of the orthodontic practice
- the expanded orthodontic team
- continuing education and its relevance to orthodontic practice
written in an informal style, more akin to a seminar or tutorial, this book provides readers with information helpful in both the administrative and clinical components of their orthodontic practice. it is essential reading for all practitioners—even the most experienced orthodontists—who wish to improve their skills and knowledge in the clinical treatment of patients.
by julia harfin, augusto urena
- provides clear and reliable step-by-step descriptions of techniques
- describes how to treat patients of all ages and with different malocclusions
- explains how the techniques can be performed without expensive laboratory procedures