Esthetics and Biomechanics in Orthodontics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

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Esthetics and Biomechanics in Orthodontics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


Esthetics and Biomechanics in Orthodontics, 2nd Edition provides everything you need to know to successfully apply biomechanics in clinical orthodontics. This edition features new content in the areas of tooth movement, treating Class III malocclusions, skeletal anchorage, Surgery First treatment plans, and space closure. In addition to comprehensive guidance on basic biomechanic principles, this state-of-the-art reference also shows how all techniques can apply biomechanical principles to improve the force delivery, understand and prevent side effects, and achieve predictable results.

  • Full-color illustrations help the reader visualize and grasp key concepts.
  • Line drawings accompany clinical photos to clarify important information and techniques.
  • Chapters are organized from the most common to least common orthodontic problems, creating an easy-to-follow layout that makes the topics easy to find.
  • Inclusion of cutting edge topics such as skeletal anchorage, esthetic concepts, interdisciplinary treatment, biomechanical factors, biology of tooth movement, and management of orthodontic problems presents current trends in orthodontics.
  • Information on the latest advances in the use, selection, and properties of orthodontic wires exhibits all viable options for important decision-making.
  • Comprehensive coverage of diagnosis, treatment planning, and biomechanical strategies provides knowledge of how to apply specific mechanisms to specific problems.
  • Simplified approach makes biomechanics easy to understand and implement.
  • Presentation of nonextraction treatment modalities explains how to use headgear, Herbst appliances, memory alloy springs, and other methods to yield predictable results.
  • Solid information on treating malocclusion shows readers how simple changes in arch wire bending can greatly improve tooth movement quality.
    • NEW! Content on the fundamentals that guide orthodontic tooth movement offers a clear understanding of how orthodontic appliances work and their role in designing treatment methodologies.
    • NEW! Content on procedures and indications for optimal space closure helps you define priorities in treatment planning and understand all the treatment alternatives.
    • NEW! Detailed information on biomechanics-based management of impacted canines provides treatment planning strategies and biomechanic techniques to achieve desired results without increasing treatment time.
    • NEW! Coverage on modalities for the treatment of Class III malocclusions offers insight into new treatment protocols — such as corticotomy-assisted facemask therapy and corticotomy-assisted maxillary protraction — that are available to effectively treat these occurrences.
    • NEW! Detailed information on the different forms of skeletal anchorage (including mini-implant technology) shows how certain challenges associated with types of tooth movement can now be overcome by applying sound biomechanical principles to skeletal anchorage.
    • NEW! In-depth coverage of the Surgery First (SF) treatment plan offers step-by-step examples to help explain the technique of Sendai SF and its benefits
    1. Principles of Biomechanics
    2. Biologic Mechanisms in Orthodontic Tooth Movement
    3. Individualized Orthodontic Diagnosis
    4. Individualized Orthodontic Treatment Planning
    5. Social Psychology of Facial Appearance
    6. Esthetics in Tooth Display and Smile Design
    7. Managment of Deep Overbite Malocclusion
    8. Management of Open Bite Malocclusion
    9. Biomechanics Strategies for Nonextraction Class II Malocclusions
    10. Biomechanics Basis of Extraction Space Closure
    11. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Developing Class III Malocclusion
    12. Treatment Strategies for Developing Class III Patients
    13. Biomechanical Aspects of a Modified Protraction Headgear
    14. Orthodontic Anchorage and Skeletal Implants
    15. A Bioefficient Skeletal Anchorage System
    16. Biomechanical Factors in Surgical Orthodontics
    17. Biomechanic Strategies for Optimal Finishing
    18. Interrelationship of Orthodontics with Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
    Ravindra Nanda, BDS, MDS, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Craniofacial Sciences; Chair, Division of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
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