State-of-the-Art Orthodontics

Self-Ligating Appliances, Miniscrews and Second Molars Extraction


  • Hugo Trevisi, DDS, Orthodontist, Presidente Prudente, Brazil
  • Reginaldo C. Trevisi Zanelato, Orthodontist, Presidente Prudente, Brazil

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.
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Practicing orthodontists both qualified and in training


Book information

  • Published: April 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3653-9

Table of Contents

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