An Introduction to Orthodontics / Edition 5
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An Introduction to Orthodontics / Edition 5

An Introduction to Orthodontics / Edition 5

by Simon J. Littlewood, Laura MitchellSimon J. Littlewood
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Hailed as 'superb', 'thorough', and 'contemporary', this is the essential orthodontics text for all staff involved in orthodontic treatment, whether they are dental students, orthodontic therapists, postgraduate students at the beginning of their career, or more experienced clinicians wanting an evidence-based, concise update on the foundations of contemporary orthodontic care.

With over 700 illustrations and plenty of case studies, An Introduction to Orthodontics, Fifth Edition is a user-friendly introduction to the subject. Continuing its well-deserved reputation, it is the perfect starting point for learning key concepts and the practical aspects of orthodontics.

The new fifth edition has been completely updated to reflect contemporary practice, including a new chapter dedicated to hypodontia and orthodontics, and a new chapter on the fastest growing area in orthodontics, clear aligners.

Readers will find further reading and references at the end of each chapter, including references to appropriate Cochrane Reviews to aid revision and support clinical practice. Learning objectives, key points boxes, and instructive artwork make this an essential text for busy readers who need focused and practical learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198808664
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/27/2019
Edition description: 5th ed.
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Simon J. Littlewood, Consultant Orthodontist and Specialty Lead, St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford, UK, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK,Laura Mitchell, Previously Consultant Orthodontist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Leeds University, UK

Simon Littlewood MDSc BDS FDS(Orth)RCPS (Glasg) FDSRCS (Eng) MOrthRCS (Ed) qualified as a specialist orthodontist in 1998. He is an experienced clinician, examiner, writer and teacher. Well-known as an excellent communicator who is able to translate high-quality research into practical, orthodontic clinical practice, Simon has been invited to speak to orthodontic audiences in over 30 different countries.

Laura Mitchell MBE MDS BDS FDSRCPS (Glasg) FDSRCS (Eng) FGDP (UK) D. Orth RCS (Eng) M Orth RCS (Eng) qualified as BDS in 1981. She was the co-author of the popular Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, now in its sixth 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 and in 2018 she retired.

Table of Contents

1. The rationale for orthodontic treatment
2. The aetiology and classification of malocclusion
3. Management of the developing dentition
4. Craniofacial growth and the cellular basis of tooth movement
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. Orthodontic Aligners
22. Orthodontics and orthognathic surgery
23. Hypodontia and orthodontics
24. Cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies
25. Orthodontic first aid

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