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Orthodontics: Principles and Practice

Tamer Turk
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/cjt030 553 First published online: 6 May 2013
Orthodontics: Principles and Practice (2011)
Editors: Daljit S. Gill and Farhad B. Naini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Limited, Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Price: £50.95/€61.20
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8747-3
Pages: 370

‘Orthodontics: Principles and Practice’ has been designed for orthodontists in clinical practice, specialist trainees, as well as dentists with a special interest in orthodontics. An international team of renowned experts in their respective fields have shared their valuable knowledge and created this book.

This book has been organized into four sections: growth and development, diagnosis and treatment planning, management of malocclusion, and appliance techniques. The section on growth and development covers basic concepts of postnatal craniofacial growth and development, as well as development of the dentition. The section on diagnosis and treatment planning presents details of clinical examination, orthodontic records and their analyses. It also covers specific issues such as root resorption along with legal and ethical aspects of orthodontic treatment. The section on management of malocclusion describes the treatment planning of Class I, II, and III malocclusions and other specific entities such as facial asymmetry, impacted teeth, and hypodontia. The chapter on obstructive sleep apnoea highlights the important role of the orthodontist as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The section on appliance techniques begins with a chapter on basic concepts of the biology of tooth movement. In the remaining chapters, various fixed appliances and some basic biomechanical concepts are portrayed alongside case presentations. This section also covers aligners, functional appliances, and orthodontic mini-implants . The last chapter of this book deals with an indispensable topic of orthodontics: stability and retention.

It was a pleasure to read this well-designed and illustrated book, which is a clear, concise, and comprehensive guide for orthodontic practitioners and trainees.

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