With an all-new, full-color format, the fourth edition of Contemporary Orthodontics is now arranged in seven sections that follow the curriculum guidelines prescribed by the American Dental Educators Association. It includes new and relevant information while avoiding older or outdated areas to remain a practical resource for multiple levels of orthodontic students and practitioners. Full-color clinical images and line drawings illustrate the written concepts more clearly than ever.
Updated material on psychosocial problems in orthodontic treatment, oral function, and the relationship between injury and dental disease.
Case studies throughout the text highlight the demand for orthodontic treatment, the etiology of orthodontic problems, and treatment planning for cleft lip and palate patients.
NEW! Review of the contemporary applications of 3D imaging in both diagnosis and evaluation of treatment.
NEW! Updated information on Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) and miniplates.
NEW! The latest advances in the biology of orthodontic treatment, including new ways to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and the continuing evolution of improved fixed appliances.
NEW! Over 200 new figures to illustrate new concepts and procedures.
SECTION I: THE ORTHODONTIC PROBLEM 1. Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformity in Contemporary Society SECTION II: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORTHODONTIC PROBLEMS 2. Concepts of Growth and Development 3. Early Stages of Development 4. Later Stages of Development 5. The Etiology of Orthodontic Problems SECTION III: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING 6. Orthodontic Diagnosis: The Problem-Oriented Approach 7. Orthodontic Treatment Planning: From Problem List to Specific Plan SECTION IV: BIOMECHANICS, MECHANICS AND CONTEMPORARY ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES 8. The Biologic Basis of Orthodontic Therapy 9. Mechanical Principles in Orthodontic Force Control 10. Contemporary Orthodontic Appliances SECTION V: TREATMENT IN PREADOLESCENT CHILDREN: WHAT IS DIFFERENT? 11. Moderate Nonskeletal Problems in Preadolescent Children: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment in Family Practice 12. Complex Nonskeletal Problems in Preadolescent Children: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment 13. Treatment of Skeletal Problems in Children and Preadolescents 14. Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in the Early Permanent Dentition 15. The Second Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Correction of Molar Relationship and Space Closure 16. The Third Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Finishing 17. Retention 18. Treatment for Adults 19. Combined Surgical and Orthodontic Treatment