Systemized Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics


  • Richard McLaughlin, BS, DDS, Orthodontist, San Diego, CA, Clinical Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
  • John Bennett, FDS, RCS, Orthodontist in private practice, London, UK
  • Hugo Trevisi, DDS, Orthodontist, Presidente Prudente, Brazil

This comprehensive and up-to-date resource focuses on correcting malocclusions using the MBT™ philosophy, widely accepted as one of the most reliable and effective treatment methods in orthodontics. Extensively illustrated with line diagrams and color photographs, it describes mainstream thinking and serves as a practical manual of clinical orthodontics.
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Dentists, dental students.


Book information

  • Published: October 2001
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3171-8

Table of Contents

A brief history and overview of treatment mechanics. Appliance specifications the variations and versatility. Bracket positioning and case set-up. Archform. Anchorage control during tooth leveling and aligning. Arch leveling and overbite control. An overview of Class II treatment. An overview of Class III treatment. Space closure. Finishing the case. Appliance removal and retention protocols.