Handbook of Orthodontics 2e




The second edition of this popular textbook covers the theoretical basis and clinical practice of orthodontics, with particular focus on an evidence-based approach.

Characterised by a clear writing style and use of pedagogic features designed to make learning easy, the Handbook of Orthodontics 2e contains numerous ‘pull-out’ boxes to aid retention of key facts as well as highlighted essential-references within the text to indicate the associated research. A useful detailed explanation of the key papers is also provided within the bibliography.

Exploring the concepts of occlusion and malocclusion, craniofacial development and postnatal growth, the Handbook of Orthodontics 2e explores orthodontic tooth movement, patient examination and diagnosis, and treatment planning – including the use of contemporary removable and fixed appliances. Chapters then explore the management of problems in the mixed and permanent dentitions in detail, as well as different treatment modalities, and orthognathic surgery. Cleft lip and palate, and common syndromes affecting the craniofacial region, are also included.

This new edition of the Handbook of Orthodontics is ideal for final year dental undergraduates, postgraduate orthodontic students and orthodontic therapists, as well as general dental practitioners with an interest in the field. Moreover, the layout makes it an ideal reference book for practitioners of all levels and experience.

Portable format makes the book ideal for use as an ‘on-the-spot’ quick reference
Provides comprehensive coverage of clinical orthodontics ranging from diagnosis and treatment planning through contemporary removable and fixed appliances to cleft lip and palate
Covers the scientific basis of orthodontics in detail with particular focus on embryology, craniofacial development, growth and the biology of tooth movement
Presents over 500 illustrations and photographs – many previously unpublished – to help explain and illustrate specific points
Chapters fully updated throughout to reflect the recent advances in evidenced-based practice and new areas of knowledge, particularly in digital imaging, appliance systems and craniofacial biology
Ideal for all members of the orthodontic community, ranging from junior post-graduate trainees to experienced practitioners
Also suitable for senior dental undergraduates considering a career in orthodontics

A new chapter on evidence-based medicine explains how to assess clinical research correctly and appraise the literature
Covers new appliance systems in orthodontics, including customized appliances and aligners
Expanded selection of clinical cases for each class of malocclusion, including over 100 new figures
New ‘pull out’ boxes summarize the best available clinical evidence, making quick reference and learning even easier
Important references are highlighted and their impact explained in the bibliography

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Weight 1 kg


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