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An Introduction to Orthodontics


Fifth Edition

Simon J. Littlewood and Laura Mitchell

27 February 2019

ISBN: 9780198808664

368 pages

In Stock

Price: £58.00

This is the essential orthodontics text for all staff involved in orthodontic treatment.


This is the essential orthodontics text for all staff involved in orthodontic treatment.

  • A new edition of this leading orthodontics text
  • Patient case studies walk the reader through orthodontic treatment
  • Learning objectives, key points, and annotated further reading ensure you learn what really matters
  • Over 700 colour photographs and line drawings illustrate key concepts

New to this edition

  • Two new chapters on "Hypodontia and Orthodontics" and "Clear Aligners"
  • Completely updated including changes in practice, teaching and the use of technology in orthodontics
  • Addition of new artwork, references and Cochrane Reviews
  • New contributions from experts

About the Author(s)

Simon J. Littlewood, Consultant Orthodontist and Specialty Lead, St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford, UK, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK, and 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
    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
    15:Anchorage planning
    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


"I think this book should be a go to resource for all residents and also for clinicians who want to update their knowledge with the current evidence ... great example of a comprehensive orthodontic textbook written in a cohesive and concise style which will equip you with enough theory to start a career in orthodontics." - Orthodontic Book Review

"With over 700 illustrations and many clinical cases studied, this book is a wonderful book ... The authors made this book easy to follow, to read and to understand even if you dont know many things about Orthodontics." - Dr Xavier Riaud, DDS, PhD in History of Sciences and Technics Laureate and Full member of the National Academy of Dental Surgery

"Review from previous edition 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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