Principles and Biomechanics of Aligner Treatment

Principles and Biomechanics of Aligner Treatment

1st Edition - September 21, 2021

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  • Editors: Ravindra Nanda, Tommaso Castroflorio, Francesco Garino, Kenji Ojima
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323683838
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323683821

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Improve patient outcomes with the latest advances in aligner treatment and orthodontics! Principles and Biomechanics of Aligner Treatment describes how to use and adjust the materials involved in tooth alignment. Featuring full-color photos and illustrations, this book provides a clear overview of tooth alignment techniques along with step-by-step instructions for both normal and unusual cases. An Expert Consult website includes access to the fully searchable eBook. From a team of active clinicians and researchers led by Ravindra Nanda, this expert resource takes your orthodontic skills to the next level.

Key Features

  • Protocols for treatment describe how to manage aligner orthodontics cases in almost every clinical situation.
  • Full-color photos and illustrations show clinical cases.
  • Expert, international authors represent the top fields of aligner orthodontics and provide the latest thinking and the most current procedures.
  • Explanation of biological science makes it easier to understand the principles behind aligner treatment.
  • Coverage of mechanical properties clearly explains the materials used in aligner orthodontics.
  • Tips and tricks provide advice and insight into technical adjustment.
  • Expert Consult website includes fully searchable access to the entire text with each new print purchase.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • Foreword
  •     List of Tables
  •     List of Illustrations
  • 1.  Diagnosis and treatment planning in the three-dimensional era
  •     Introduction
  •     Intraoral scans and digital models
  •     3D imaging
  •     References
  • 2.  Current biomechanical rationale concerning composite attachments in aligner orthodontics
  •     Introduction
  •     Geometry (active surface orientation)
  •     Location
  •     Size
  •     Functions
  •     Basic attachment configurations in current aligner orthodontics
  •     References
  • 3.  Clear aligners: Material structures and properties
  •     Introduction
  •     Polymer molecular structure and thermal properties
  •     Physical and chemical aging of aligner polymers
  •     Conclusions and outlook
  •     References
  • 4.  Influence of intraoral factors on optical and mechanical aligner material properties
  •     Introduction
  •     Water absorption
  •     Optical changes
  •     Short-term mechanical loading of aligner materials
  •     Long-term loading
  •     Clinical loading patterns of aligner materials
  •     References
  • 5.  Theoretical and practical considerations in planning an orthodontic treatment with clear aligners
  •     Introduction
  •     Theoretical and practical considerations in CAT
  •     Biologic considerations in aligner orthodontics
  •     Patient compliance
  •     CAT fundamentals recap
  •     References
  • 6.  Class I malocclusion
  •     Introduction
  •     Diagnostic reference
  •     Treatment plan
  •     Class I conditions
  •     References
  • 7.  Aligner treatment in class II malocclusion patients
  •     Introduction
  •     The clinical protocol
  •     Maxillary distalization case reports
  •     References
  • 8.  Aligners in extraction cases
  •     Introduction
  •     Diagnosis and treatment plan
  •     Treatment progress
  •     Treatment results
  •     Discussion
  •     Conclusion
  •     References
  • 9.  Open-bite treatment with aligners
  •     Diagnosis of anterior open bite
  •     Biomechanics for anterior open-bite correction
  •     Aligner protocols for open-bite treatment
  •     Case report 1
  •     Case report 2
  •     References
  • 10.  Deep bite
  •     Introduction
  •     Leveling of the curve of spee
  •     Leveling the upper incisors
  •     Case report 1
  •     Case report 2
  •     References
  • 11.  Interceptive orthodontics with aligners
  •     Introduction
  •     Maxillary expansion
  •     Expansion case reports
  •     Class II malocclusion
  •     Mandibular advancement case reports
  •     Conclusions
  •     References
  • 12.  The hybrid approach in class II malocclusions treatment
  •     Introduction
  •     Tooth-borne hybrid approach with distalizing device
  •     Case report 1
  •     Case report 2
  •     References
  • 13.  Aligners and impacted canines
  •     Introduction
  •     Early diagnosis and treatment
  •     Late diagnosis
  •     Treatment planning and orthodontic management
  •     Labial impactions
  •     Palatal impactions
  •     Clinical case
  •     References
  • 14.  Aligner orthodontics in prerestorative patients
  •     Introduction
  •     Space management in the anterior region
  •     Case study
  •     Space management in the posterior region
  •     Management of posterior overerupted molars
  •     Management of patients with a history of temporomandibular disorders
  •     Case study
  •     References
  • 15.  Noncompliance upper molar distalization and aligner treatment for correction of class II malocclusions
  •     Upper molar distalization in aligner treatment
  •     Clinical procedure and rational of the Beneslider
  •     Clinical case
  •     Clinical considerations
  •     Conclusions
  •     References
  • 16.  Clear aligner orthodontic treatment of patients with periodontitis
  •     Malocclusions related to periodontal disease
  •     Orthodontic treatment in patients with periodontal disease
  •     Diagnosis and treatment planning
  •     Orthodontic movements
  •     Retention
  •     Conclusions
  •     Clinical case
  •     References
  • 17.  Surgery first with aligner therapy
  •     Historic background
  •     Splint-aided maxillary and mandibular fixation without labial fixed appliances
  •     Transitioning into and out of surgery with clear aligners
  •     Surgery first and cat
  •     Case study
  •     Conclusions
  •     References
  • 18.  Pain during orthodontic treatment: Biologic mechanisms and clinical management
  •     The importance of orthodontic pain
  •     Biologic mechanisms of orthodontic pain and clinical correlates
  •     Orthodontic tooth pain in clear aligner therapy
  •     Modulators of pain: Psychological factors
  •     Clinical considerations for the management of orthodontic pain
  •     References
  • 19.  Retention and stability following aligner therapy
  •     Retention and stability in orthodontic treatment
  •     Retention protocols and the choice of retention appliance
  •     References
  • 20.  Overcoming the limitations of aligner orthodontics: A hybrid approach
  •     Introduction
  •     Transverse expansion of the posterior teeth
  •     Canine and premolar rotation
  •     Extrusion, intrusion, and overbite control
  •     Molar distalization
  •     Conclusions
  •     References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 21, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323683838
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323683821

About the Editors

Ravindra Nanda

Dr. Ravindra Nanda is a professor and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Chair of the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He is part of the founding faculty of School of Dental Medicine and has been at the University of Connecticut since 1972 where he also holds an Alumni Chair in the Orthodontics Division. He is an innovator of various appliances in orthodontics. His research and clinical interests include adolescent and adult orthodontics, the biology of tooth mobility, craniofacial orthopedics, biomechanics, and developing efficient mechanics to deliver orthodontic care.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus Department of Orthodontics University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, Connecticut, USA

Tommaso Castroflorio

Dr. Tommaso Castroflorio is a researcher and aggregate professor of the Chair of Orthodontics and of the postgraduate Specialization School in Orthodontics at the University of Torino Dental School. His research interests are focused on aligner orthodontics, biology of orthodontic tooth movement and masticatory muscles physiology. He is the President elect of the European Aligner Society

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Surgical Sciences, Specialization School in Orthodontics Dental School, University of Torino,Torino, Italy

Francesco Garino

Dr. Francesco Garino is an orthodontist who pioneered aligner orthodontics in Europe. He practices orthodontics in his office located in Torino. He contributed to several clinical trials conducted to develop materials and protocols in aligner orthodontics. He has lectured extensively in Italy and abroad about aligner orthodontics and digital innovations in orthodontics. He is the scientific chairman of the European Aligner Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Private Practice,Torino, Italy

Kenji Ojima

Dr. Kenji Ojima is the President of the Japan Academy of Aligner Orthodontics. He practices orthodontics in his offices located in Tokyo. He also serves as President of the Asian Chapter of the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics. He is chairman of Frontier Invisalign JAPAN study group and Boarding member of Strategic Aligner Orthodontics JAPAN.

Affiliations and Expertise

Smile Innovation Orthodontics Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, Japan

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