Contemporary Orthodontics

Contemporary Orthodontics

6th Edition - August 6, 2018

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  • Authors: William Proffit, Henry Fields, Brent Larson, David Sarver
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323543873
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323543880

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The leading text for orthodontic education! With a world-renowned author team led by Dr. William Proffit, Contemporary Orthodontics, 6th Edition continues its long tradition of excellence in providing detailed coverage of orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment techniques. Key topics include practical applications of computer technology, alternative treatment approaches, the biomechanics of orthodontic appliances, the selection of efficient treatment procedures, and the treatment of complex problems in both children and adults. A wealth of case studies with photographs and illustrations highlight and reinforce key concepts.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! A clear writing style and logical organization help you more easily understand important and difficult concepts.
  • NEW! Now on the Expert Consult platform, the printed textbook comes with an easy-to-access electronic version of the text that includes references linked to PubMed abstracts.
  • Comprehensive coverage provides detailed information on diagnosis, treatment planning, and current treatment procedures.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section I: The Orthodontic Problem
  • Introduction
  • 1: Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformity in Contemporary Society
  • The Changing Goals of Orthodontic Treatment
  • The Usual Orthodontic Problems: Epidemiology of Malocclusion
  • Why Is Malocclusion So Prevalent?
  • Who Needs Treatment?
  • Type of Treatment: Evidence-Based Selection
  • Demand for Treatment
  • 2: Concepts of Growth and Development
  • Growth: Pattern, Variability, and Timing
  • Methods for Studying Physical Growth
  • The Nature of Skeletal Growth
  • Sites and Types of Growth in the Craniofacial Complex
  • Theories of Growth Control
  • Social and Behavioral Development
  • 3: Early Stages of Development
  • Late Fetal Development and Birth
  • Infancy and Early Childhood: The Primary Dentition Years
  • Late Childhood: The Mixed Dentition Years
  • 4: Later Stages of Development
  • Adolescence_ The Early Permanent Dentition Years
  • Growth Patterns in the Dentofacial Complex
  • Maturational and Aging Changes
  • 5: The Etiology of Orthodontic Problems
  • Specific Causes of Malocclusion
  • Genetic Influences
  • Environmental Influences
  • Etiology in Contemporary Perspective
  • Section II: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Introduction
  • Timing
  • Treatment Complexity
  • Predictability and Success With Treatment Methods
  • Patient Interaction in Planning
  • 6: Orthodontic Diagnosis: The Problem-Oriented Approach
  • Questionnaire and Interview
  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Records
  • Orthodontic Classification
  • Development of a Problem List
  • 7: Orthodontic Treatment Planning: From Problem List to Specific Plan
  • Treatment Planning Concepts and Goals
  • Major Issues in Planning Treatment
  • Treatment Possibilities
  • Planning Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
  • Treatment Planning in Special Circumstances
  • Section III: Biomechanics, Mechanics, and Contemporary Orthodontic Appliances
  • Introduction
  • 8: The Biologic Basis of Orthodontic Therapy
  • Periodontal and Bone Response to Normal Function
  • Periodontal Ligament and Bone Response to Sustained Force
  • Anchorage and Its Control
  • Deleterious Effects of Orthodontic Force
  • 9: Mechanical Principles in Orthodontic Force Control
  • Elastic Materials and the Production of Orthodontic Force
  • Design Factors in Orthodontic Appliances
  • Mechanical Aspects of Anchorage Control
  • Determinate Versus Indeterminate Force Systems
  • 10: Contemporary Orthodontic Appliances
  • Removable Appliances
  • Fixed Appliances
  • Section IV: Treatment in Preadolescent Children: What Is Different?
  • Introduction
  • 11: Moderate Nonskeletal Problems in Preadolescent Children: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment in Family Practice
  • Orthodontic Triage: Distinguishing Moderate From Complex Treatment Problems
  • Management of Occlusal Relationship Problems
  • Management of Eruption Problems
  • Space Analysis: Quantification of Space Problems
  • Treatment of Space Problems
  • 12: Complex Nonskeletal Problems in Preadolescent Children: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment
  • Eruption Problems
  • Traumatic Displacement of Teeth
  • Space-Related Problems
  • Section V: Growth Modification
  • Introduction
  • Timing in Relation to the Amount of Growth Remaining
  • Different Timing for Different Planes of Space
  • Timing in Relation to Patient Compliance
  • 13: Treatment of Skeletal Transverse and Class III Problems
  • Growth Modification in the Transverse Plane of Space
  • Class III Growth Modification
  • 14: Growth Modification in Class II, Open Bite/Deep Bite, and Multidimensional Problems
  • Class II Growth Modification
  • Combined Vertical and Anteroposterior Problems
  • Facial Asymmetry in Children
  • Section VI: Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in the Early Permanent Dentition
  • Introduction
  • 15: Comprehensive Treatment in Adolescents: Alignment and Vertical Problems
  • Class I Crowding/Protrusion
  • Leveling
  • 16: Comprehensive Treatment in Adolescence: Space Closure and Class II/Class III Correction
  • Space Closure in Incisor Protrusion Problems
  • Class II Correction in Adolescents
  • Class III Camouflage
  • 17: Comprehensive Treatment: Finishing
  • Adjustment of Individual Tooth Positions
  • Correction of Vertical Incisor Relationships
  • Final “Settling” of Teeth
  • Positioners for Finishing
  • Special Finishing Procedures to Avoid Relapse
  • Micro-Esthetic Procedures in Finishing
  • 18: Retention
  • Why Is Retention Necessary?
  • Removable Retainers
  • Fixed Retainers
  • Active Retainers
  • Section VII: Treatment for Adults
  • Introduction
  • 19: Special Considerations in Treatment for Adults
  • Adjunctive Versus Comprehensive Treatment
  • Principles of Adjunctive Treatment
  • Adjunctive Treatment Procedures
  • Comprehensive Treatment in Adults
  • Summary
  • 20: Combined Surgical and Orthodontic Treatment
  • Development of Orthognathic Surgery
  • The Borderline Patient: Camouflage Versus Surgery
  • Contemporary Surgical Techniques
  • Special Considerations in Planning Surgical Treatment
  • Putting Surgical and Orthodontic Treatment Together: Who Does What and When?
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 744
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2018
  • Published: August 6, 2018
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323543873
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323543880

About the Authors

William Proffit

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Henry Fields

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, OSU College of Dentistry; Chief, Orthodontics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Department of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio

Brent Larson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Division of Orthodontics, Assistant Dean for Advanced Education, Director of Graduate Studies, MS Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

David Sarver

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Private Practice, Birmingham, Alabama

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