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An Introduction to Orthodontics

Fourth Edition

Laura Mitchell

January 2013

ISBN: 9780199594719

336 pages

In Stock

Price: £51.49

Introduction to Orthodontics, Fourth Edition, is an ultimate resource for students new to the study of orthodontics and a helpful reference text for practicing dental clinicians.



Introduction to Orthodontics, Fourth Edition, is an ultimate resource for students new to the study of orthodontics and a helpful reference text for practicing dental clinicians.

  • A new edition of a classic text, covering all areas of the field, explaining theory and demonstrating practical techniques
  • Comprehensive case studies that take the reader from the beginning to the end of complex orthodontic treatment
  • Student-friendly design that includes learning objectives, key points, and annotated further reading
  • Extensively illustrated with over 700 colour photographs and line drawings to aid revision

New to this edition

  • Three new case studies supported by extensive photographic records and treatment plans
  • Where applicable, chapters now include directions to key Cochrane reviews relating to the subject matter
  • All chapters now begin with learning objectives - an ideal revision tool
  • Includes fully updated and annotated further reading for each chapter

About the Author(s)

Laura Mitchell, Consultant Orthodontist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Leeds University, UK

Laura Mitchell MBE MDS BDS FDSRCPS (Glasg) FDCRCS (Eng) FGDP (UK) DOrthRCS (Eng) M Orth RCS (Eng) qualified as BDS in 1981. She is the co-author of the popular Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, now in its fifth 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.

Table of Contents

    1: The rationale for orthodontic treatment
    2: The aetiology and classification of malocclusion
    3: Management of the developing dentation
    4: Craniofacial growth, the cellular basis of tooth movement and anchorage, Z. L. Nelson-Moon
    5: Orthodontic assessment, S. J. Littlewood
    6: Cephalometrics
    7: Treatment planning, S. J. Littlewood
    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, F. Dyer
    16: Retention, S. J. Littlewood
    17: Removable appliances
    18: Fixed appliances
    19: Functional appliances, S. J. Littlewood
    20: Adult orthodontics, S. J. Littlewood
    21: Orthodontics and orthognathic surgery, S. J. Littlewood
    22: Cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies
    23: Orthodontic first aid


"This book equips the reader with a strong fundamental foundation in the subject... a superb text, which I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone with an interest in orthodontics." - British Dental Journal, June 2013

"This book offers a well-organized overview of the orthodontic field and is a nice addition to the general practitioner's collection" - Doody's Notes

"The fourth edition has been improved and updated, confirming the authors commitment to contemporize this textbook. The book is well illustrated with coloured diagrams and numerous clinical photographs, making it very easy for the reader to grasp the concepts of orthodontics... In summary, this book, which is competitively priced, provides a thorough introduction to the main concepts of orthodontics and it will appeal to a diverse readership including undergraduate and postgraduate students, general dental practitioners with a special interest in orthodontics, and general dentists who want to get an overview of the specialty." - European Journal of Orthodontics, August 2013

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