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Contemporary Orthodontics

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SECTION I: THE ORTHODONTIC PROBLEM 1. Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformity in Contemporary Society SECTION II: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORTHODONTIC PROBLEMS 2. Concepts of Growth and Development 3. Early Stages of Development 4. Later Stages of Development 5. The Etiology of Orthodontic Problems SECTION III: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING 6. Orthodontic Diagnosis: The Problem-Oriented Approach 7. Orthodontic Treatment Planning: From Problem List to Specific Plan SECTION IV: BIOMECHANICS, MECHANICS AND CONTEMPORARY ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES 8. The Biologic Basis of Orthodontic Therapy 9. Mechanical Principles in Orthodontic Force Control 10. Contemporary Orthodontic Appliances SECTION V: TREATMENT IN PREADOLESCENT CHILDREN: WHAT IS DIFFERENT? 11. Moderate Nonskeletal Problems in Preadolescent Children: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment in Family Practice 12. Complex Nonskeletal Problems in Preadolescent Children: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment 13. Treatment of Skeletal Problems in Children and Preadolescents 14. Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in the Early Permanent Dentition 15. The Second Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Correction of Molar Relationship and Space Closure 16. The Third Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Finishing 17. Retention 18. Treatment for Adults 19. Combined Surgical and Orthodontic Treatment


"Contemporary Orthodontics, 5th edition, is a practical resource with a long tradition of excellence. This edition has been extensively revised to maintain the original goal of the book: to provide an up-to-date overview of orthodontics that is accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and a valuable reference for practitioners...The key elements fundamental in acquiring contemporary orthodontic skills are summarised in a coherent fashion. This text deserves to become the vade mecum for the aspiring orthodontist or clinician." British Dental Journal, September 2012 "As has become customary for all of the previous editions, this book represents a valuable teaching resource for all students interested in orthodontics. The previous editions have needed no real introduction, and this edition also adds to the reputation of the authors...A major step forward is the availability of the book and images on the internet...Any student of orthodontics wishing for self-improvement should acquire the latest text. The reader will not be disappointed." European Journal of Orthodontics, January 2013 "In the latest edition, there are over 200 new illustrations, which include colour photographs, radiographs and colour line drawings and tables. There is also updated material on psychosocial problems in orthodontic treatment, oral function and the relationship between injury and dental disease. Throughout the text there are many illustrated case studies and each chapter is supported by literature references." British Dental Association News, March 2013

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