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Current Principles and Techniques

A leading orthodontics reference, Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques, 5th Edition provides the latest information from the best experts in the field. It reflects today's emerging techniques, including new information on esthetics, genetics, cone-beam and other three-dimensional technologies, and evidence-based treatment. Coverage of diagnosis and treatment ranges from basic to highly complex situations, all in a concise, extensively illustrated format. Also included with this edition is a companion website that includes an electronic version of all chapters, supplemental content in select chapters, and a complete image collection to help with research and presentations. Written by Lee W. Graber, Robert L. Vanarsdall Jr., and Katherine W. L. Vig, along with a team of expert contributors, this is your go-to book for the practical orthodontic information you can use every day.

Book, 944 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09493-1


  • Part I: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

    1. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: The Decision-Making Process in Orthodontics

    2. Special Considerations in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

    3. Psychological Aspects of Diagnosis and Treatment

    4. Craniofacial Imaging in Orthodontics

    5. Genetics and Orthodontics

    6. The Upper Airway and Craniofacial Morphology

    7. Orthodontic Therapy and the Patient with Temporomandibular Disorder

    Part II: Tooth Movement: Tissue and Biomechanical Considerations

    8. Craniofacial Growth and Development: Evidence-Based Perspectives

    9. Tissue Reactions in Orthodontics

    10. Bone Physiology, Metabolism, and Biomechanics in Orthodontic Practice

    11. Application of Bioengineering to Clinical Orthodontics

    12. Biomechanical Considerations with Temporary Anchorage Devices

    Part III: Mixed Dentition Diagnosis and Treatment

    13. Mixed Dentition Diagnosis and Interceptive Treatment

    14. Treatment of Patients in Mixed Dentition

    Part IV: Orthodontic Treatment

    15. Standard Edgewise: Tweed-Merrifield Philosophy, Treatment Planning, and Treatment

    16. Contemporary Straightwire Biomechanics

    17. Self-Ligating Brackets: Theory, Practice, and Evidence

    18. Lingual Orthodontics with Completely Customized Appliances

    19. Clear Aligner Treatment

    Part V: Specialized Treatment Considerations

    20. Integrating Digital and Robotic Technologies: Three-Dimensional Modeling, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Therapeutics

    21. Bonding in Orthodontics

    22. Non-Extraction Treatment

    23. Periodontal-Orthodontic Interrelationships

    24. Adult Interdisciplinary Therapy: Diagnosis and Treatment

    25. Surgical Adjuncts to Orthodontics Treatment

    26. The Orthodontist's Role in a Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Team

    Part VI: Orthodontic Materials and the Evaluation of New Approaches

    27. Stability, Retention, and Relapse

    28. Dental Materials in Orthodontics

    29. Searching for the Evidence for Clinical Practice

    30. Lasers in Orthodontics



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