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State-of-the-Art Orthodontics

Self-Ligating Appliances, Miniscrews and Second Molars Extraction

Authored by experts of international renown, State-of-the-Art Orthodontics: Self-Ligating Appliances, Mini-Screws and Second Molars Extraction is lavishly illustrated throughout and explains the latest techniques in the management of Class II and III malocclusions including severe over-crowding. Places particular emphasis on the role of the Clarity™ Self-Ligating appliance - an esthetic device that also demonstrates excellent sliding biomechanics and allows use of low force levels and reduced treatment times.


Practicing orthodontists both qualified and in training

Hardbound, 240 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7234-3653-9


  • 1. Low Friction Aesthetic Brackets - Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Appliance


    Characteristics of the Appliance

    Prescription of the Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Appliance System

    Sliding Biomechanics with the Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Appliance

    Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Bracket Removal

    2. Mini-screws and Biomechanics in Orthodontics


    SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Appliances and orthodontic mini-screws


    Surgical protocol for insertion of mini-screws

    Planning the set-up of the orthodontic appliance for the insertion of mini-screws

    Mini-screws as an anchorage system in orthodontic biomechanic treatment mechanics with bicuspid extractions

    Class II treatment with molar distalization using mini-screws

    Intrusion of teeth using mini-screws

    Mesialization and uprighting of molars using mini-screws

    3. Second molar extractions


    Development of Second Molars and Third Molars

    Why should second molars be extracted?

    When should second molars be extracted?

    Characteristics of patients who undergo second molar extractions

    Management of the distalizing mechanics

    Eruption of third molars after second molars extraction


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