Tip-Edge Orthodontics and the Plus BracketBy
- Richard Parkhouse, BDS(Hons Lond), FDS, DOrth, RCS(Eng), Formerly Consultant Orthodontist, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Wales, UK
This comprehensive guide on the innovative Tip-Edge appliance introduces the concept of differential tooth movement into what is essentially a straight-wire bracket system. Prepared by a world-renowned expert, the second edition of this highly illustrated atlas explains the Tip-Edge technique from first principles and now includes important advances in the field, in particular the Plus bracket, an innovation which will greatly enhance the use of this rapidly emerging technique. Clearly written with liberal use of case studies, high quality photographs and line artwork, this atlas is ideal for all orthodontists who are interested in expanding their skills to include the Tip-Edge Plus technique.
Practising and trainee orthodontists
Hardbound, 216 Pages
Published: November 2008
- Introduction. Differential tooth movement. Dynamics of Tip-Edge. Auxiliaries. Treatment stages. Bonding and setting up. Stage 1. Setting up Stage 1. Stage 1 checks. "Power tipping" and the Protraction Arch. Stage 2. Setting up Stage 2. Stage 2 checks. Stage 3: how it works. Stage 3 archwires. Stage 3: setting the torque. Stage 3: threading the deep tunnels. Stage 3: fitting the archwires (and Side-Winders). Stage 3: checks. Precision finishing. The non-compliant patient. In conclusion. Tip-Edge Treatment sequence. Further reading.