SmartClip Self-Ligating Appliance System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723433958

SmartClip Self-Ligating Appliance System

1st Edition

Concept and Biomechanics

Authors: Hugo Trevisi
Hardcover ISBN: 9780723433958
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.
Published Date: 30th July 2007
Page Count: 288

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This is a unique book on the use of the SmartClip self-ligating appliance system, written by an internationally-known authority on the subject. It guides the reader towards the achievement of the best possible results for the orthodontic patient through the use of this new system.

SmartClip Self-Ligating Appliance System: Concept and Biomechanics will be ideal for orthodontists using the preadjusted conventional appliances, for those already using the SmartClip system and for those new to it.

Key Features

  • A practical and clearly illustrated introduction to a self-ligating appliance system which involves low force levels, sliding biomechanics and decreased friction
  • Clear description of a new bracket positioning system, based on the individual characteristics of each tooth, providing perfect functional occlusion at the end of treatment
  • Stress is laid on the importance of considering occlusion in treating orthodontic cases
  • Numerous case histories give detailed examples of the use of the system
  • Presentation of the advantages of the system - shorter patient chair time and overall treatment time, longer intervals between visits, less patient discomfort, better oral hygiene

Table of Contents

  • A historical overview of orthodontic fixed appliances

    Development of the SmartClip Self-ligating Appliance

    Customized bracket positioning system

    Sliding mechanics for orthodontic movements

    Versatility of the SmartClip Self-ligating Appliance

    * Occlusion in orthodontics


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About the Author

Hugo Trevisi

Affiliations and Expertise

Orthodontist, Presidente Prudente, Brazil