The Orthodontic Patient: Treatment and Biomechanics

Paperback | August 16, 2003

byA J Ireland, F McDonald

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This book is aimed at the undergraduate dental student, the general dental practitioner with an interest in orthodontics and students at the start of their postgraduate orthodontic training. The book assumes the reader has progressed down the path of orthodontic diagnosis and is in theprocess of formulating a treatment plan. Such planning requires the orthodontist to have a sound understanding of the biological principles of tooth movement, as well as to be aware of the treatment ideals and limitations. Knowledge of the various types of orthodontic appliances, their design and likely mode of action is also essential. Closely linked to this, advances in materials science have lead to great changes in orthodontic clinical practice in recent years. A chapter on orthodontic materials is thereforeincluded. Orthodontic treatment is not without risk and there is a chapter on iatrogenic effects. Finally, with increasing specialisation there is a need to call upon the services of colleagues from other specialities in treating complex cases and so multidisciplinary treatments are also covered.

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This book is aimed at the undergraduate dental student, the general dental practitioner with an interest in orthodontics and students at the start of their postgraduate orthodontic training. The book assumes the reader has progressed down the path of orthodontic diagnosis and is in theprocess of formulating a treatment plan. Such pla...

Dr AJ Ireland, Consultant / Senior Lecturer, Department of Child Dental Health, Bristol Dental Hospital and Consultant Orthodontist at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK Professor F McDonald, Professor of Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, GKT Dental Institute, Guys Hospital, London, UK

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.63 inPublished:August 16, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198510489

ISBN - 13:9780198510482

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Table of Contents

1. Basic biological principles2. Dentofacial classification and ideals3. Removable appliances4. Functional appliances5. Headgear6. Fixed appliances7. Materials8. Multidisciplinary treatments9. Iatrogenic problems