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There have been many technological developments in clinical orthodontic practice since the last edition of this successful textbook. The design and construction of orthodontic appliances have changed reflecting the availability of new materials and, as techniques have improved, so have the divisions of skills between the specialist, the general dentist and the technician. This second edition of 'A Textbook of Orthodontics' brings together new knowledge and current thinking.
The text, with the addition of over 130 new illustrations, has been thoroughly revised to include enlarged sections on case assessment, treatment need and treatment planning. The principles of removable and fixed orthodontic appliance treatment have been updated as has the chapter on post-treatment retention. Functional appliances and the place of surgery in the treatment of gross malocclusion and facial deformity are also discussed. There is a new chapter on the principles of treatment for patients suffering from cleft lip and palate.
The aim of the book still continues to be that of providing a basic text for the undergraduate and a primer for the postgraduate. It will nonetheless be useful for vocational training programmes and as a basis for the extended training courses in orthodontics now being organized for the established dental practitioner
Preface; The scope of orthodontic practice; The normal development of oral function; Development of the occlusion; The classification of occlusion and malocclusion; Examination of the patient; Cephalometric analysis; Facial growth; Treatment planning; Local factors and early treatment; Class I malocclusions; Class II, division I malocclusions; Class II, division 2 malocclusions; Class III malocclusions; Tooth movement; Removable appliances; Fixed appliances; Functional appliances; Stability and retention; Oral surgery for orthodontic patients; Clefts of the lip and palate; Index.