This new, up-to-date resource focuses on correcting malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth using the preadjusted orthodontic appliance, widely accepted as the most reliable and effective appliance in orthodontics. Extensively illustrated with line diagrams and color photographs, it serves as a practical manual of clinical procedures for orthodontists with clear coverage of each stage of treatment.
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.
- Mosby Ltd.
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Dr. Richard McLaughlin D.D.S. is one of the orthodontic industry’s foremost instructors on advanced treatment using the pre-adjusted appliance. He established his still-thriving orthodontic practice shortly after graduating from the orthodontics program at the University of Southern California. He continues to treat patients in his San Diego office, and maintains an international lecturing and teaching schedule. Dr. McLaughlin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and American Association of Orthodontists, and was recently honored with the American Board’s Dale B. Wade Award. He is the Southern California Component Director of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, a clinical professor at USC’s department of Orthodontics, and an associate professor at St. Louis University, Department of Orthodontics. He has written more than 30 journal articles, and co-authored 4 textbooks.
Orthodontist, San Diego, CA, Clinical Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
Orthodontist in private practice, London, UK
Orthodontist, Presidente Prudente, Brazil