An Introduction to Orthodontics (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780199594719

Laura Mitchell
336 ページ
221 x 274 mm

Popular with students, lecturers, and practitioners, An Introduction to Orthodontics, Fourth Edition is a perfect starting point for anyone unfamiliar with the theoretical and practical aspects of orthodontics. An Introduction to Orthodontics is an established reference text, and now with the addition of several new features it is an ideal revision tool. This textbook is highly illustrated throughout, including over 700 diagrams, clinical photographs and illustrated case studies that show the long-term planning and progress of orthodontic treatment. Each chapter is enhanced by learning objectives, key points boxes, annotated references, and directions to relevant Cochrane reviews. Orthodontic Assessment, Anchorage Planning, and Removable Appliances chapters are completely revised for the fourth edition. In direct response to a request from the readers, a section on 'What to refer and when' is included in the chapter on Management of the Developing Dentition. The text has a user-friendly design to ensure that content is clear and accessible for deep study or quick reference. Thoroughly updated and now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Orthodontics maintains its position as the essential reference and revision text in the field.


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
5. Orthodontic assessment
6. Cephalometrics
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
13. Crossbites
14. Canines
15. Anchorage planning
16. Retention
17. Removable appliances
18. Fixed appliances
19. Functional appliances
20. Adult orthodontics
21. Orthodontics and orthognathic surgery
22. Cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies
23. Orthodontic first aid


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.