Orthodontics is a sub-specialty of dentistry that deals with the treatment of misaligned teeth.
This book describes the history and evolution of orthodontics. Beginning with an introduction to the history of dentistry in general, the following chapters look at the history of orthodontics in different parts of the world, including the USA, UK and parts of Europe.
The following sections describe the evolution of key aspects within orthodontics including cephalometrics, removable and fixed appliances and cleft palate. Separate chapters are dedicated to the contributions of eminent inventors in the field.
The development of more recent advances in orthodontics such as invisalign and dental lasers is also covered.
This book includes more than 180 photographs, tables and illustrations, as well as extensive references for further reading.
Guide to the history and evolution of orthodontics
Dedicated chapters cover developments in the USA, UK and Europe
More recent advances in orthodontics are included
Extensive references for further reading
Basavaraj Subhashchandra Phulari BDS MDS FAGE FRSH Formerly at Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Mauras College of Dentistry, Hospital and Oral Research Institute, Mauritius
History of Dentistry Introduction to Orthodontics History of Orthodontics from Ancient Civilization to Twentieth Century History of Orthodontics in United States of America History of Orthodontics in Great Britain History of Orthodontics in Greece and Rome History of Dental Lasers and their Applications in Orthodontics Angle's Contribution to the Faculty of Orthodontics Dr TM Graber's Contribution to Orthodontics James McNamara's Contribution to Orthodontics Andrews' Straight Wire Appliance Evolution of Orthodontic Appliances History of Model Analysis History of Cephalometrics History of Extraction in Orthodontics History of Expansion Appliances History of Removable Orthodontic Appliances History of Fixed Orthodontic Appliances History of Myofunctional Orthodontic Appliances History of Surgical Orthodontics History of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate History of Malocclusion Indices History of Interproximal Enamel Reduction in Orthodontics History of Invisalign History of Molar Distalization in Orthodontics Suggested Reading