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An Introduction to Orthodontics

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Popular with students, lecturers, and practitioners, An Introduction to Orthodontics, Fourth Edition is a perfect starting point for anyone unfamiliar with the theoretical and practical aspects of orthodontics. An Introduction to Orthodontics is an established reference text, and now with the addition of several new features it is an ideal revision tool. This textbook is highly illustrated throughout, including over 700 diagrams, clinical photographs and illustrated case studies that show the long-term planning and progress of orthodontic treatment. Each chapter is enhanced by learning objectives, key points boxes, annotated references, and directions to relevant Cochrane reviews. Orthodontic Assessment, Anchorage Planning, and Removable Appliances chapters are completely revised for the fourth edition. In direct response to a request from the readers, a section on 'What to refer and when' is included in the chapter on Management of the Developing Dentition. The text has a user-friendly design to ensure that content is clear and accessible for deep study or quick reference. Thoroughly updated and now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Orthodontics maintains its position as the essential reference and revision text in the field.
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Table of Contents

1. The rationale for orthodontic treatment ; 2. The aetiology and classification of malocclusion ; 3. Management of the developing dentation ; 4. Craniofacial growth, the cellular basis of tooth movement and anchorage ; 5. Orthodontic assessment ; 6. Cephalometrics ; 7. Treatment planning ; 8. Class I ; 9. Class II division 1 ; 10. Class II division 2 ; 11. Class III ; 12. Anterior open bite and posterior open bite ; 13. Crossbites ; 14. Canines ; 15. Anchorage planning ; 16. Retention ; 17. Removable appliances ; 18. Fixed appliances ; 19. Functional appliances ; 20. Adult orthodontics ; 21. Orthodontics and orthognathic surgery ; 22. Cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies ; 23. Orthodontic first aid

About the Author

Laura Mitchell MBE MDS BDS FDSRCPS (Glasg) FDCRCS (Eng) FGDP (UK) DOrthRCS (Eng) M Orth RCS (Eng) qualified as BDS in 1981. She is the co-author of the popular Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, now in its fifth edition. Laura has always had an enthusiasm for education and training. She has led the development of a number of postgraduate examinations and has played a prominent role in the development of Orthodontic Therapists in the UK. In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare.


The fourth edition has been improved and updated, confirming the authors commitment to contemporize this textbook. The book is well illustrated with coloured diagrams and numerous clinical photographs, making it very easy for the reader to grasp the concepts of orthodontics... In summary, this book, which is competitively priced, provides a thorough introduction to the main concepts of orthodontics and it will appeal to a diverse readership including undergraduate and postgraduate students, general dental practitioners with a special interest in orthodontics, and general dentists who want to get an overview of the specialty. * European Journal of Orthodontics, August 2013 * This book offers a well-organized overview of the orthodontic field and is a nice addition to the general practitioner's collection * Doody's Notes * This book equips the reader with a strong fundamental foundation in the subject... a superb text, which I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone with an interest in orthodontics. * British Dental Journal, June 2013 *

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