The Dentistry Essentials are an international series of textbooks, designed to support lecture series or themes on core topics within dentistry.Essential Orthodontics is a comprehensive introduction to the biological principles of orthodontics. This book covers the why, when and how of orthodontics, enabling readers to identify which individuals need to be treated, to diagnose based on individual dentofacial development, and to understand the mechanical principles and tissue responses involved.Divided into three parts, this authoritative resource covers pretreatment considerations, treatment principles of skeletal and dentoalveolar anomalies, and tissue response to orthodontic and orthopaedic forces. Classification of malocclusions and craniofacial growth and development are discussed, and the text explores how to distinguish between normal occlusion and malocclusions. Essential Orthodontics outlines how to perform a comprehensive orthodontic examination leading to an orthodontic diagnosis, and the formation of a treatment plan.Following a student-friendly layout with key topics and learning objectives, Essential Orthodontics is an accessible yet comprehensive resource for both undergAbout the AuthorBirgit Thilander was formerly Professor Emerita at the Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Krister Bjerklin is Associate Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, The Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education in Jönköping, Sweden.Lars Bondemark is Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Sweden.
Contents:Chapter 1 Orthodontic panoramaChapter 2 Classification of malocclusionsChapter 3 Craniofacial growth and developmentChapter 4 Diagnostic examinationsChapter 5 Sagittal, vertical and transversal discrepancies between the jawsChapter 6 Crowding of teethChapter 7 Spacing of teethChapter 8 Malposition of single teethChapter 9 Tissue response to orthodontic forcesChapter 10 Tissue response to orthopaedic forcesChapter 11 Possible adverse tissue reactionsChapter 12 Retention and post-retention outcome