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Interceptive Orthodontics: A Practical Guide to Occlusal Management

Interceptive Orthodontics: A Practical Guide to Occlusal Management

Joseph Noar

ISBN: 978-0-470-65621-1

Sep 2014

88 pages

In Stock

$72.99

Description

Identify problems and introduce solutions early for an ideal aesthetic result

Interceptive Orthodontics: A Practical Guide to Occlusal Management aims to guide the practitioner in the art of interceptive management of the developing dentition. The goal is to guide the permanent dentition into the line of the dental arches, avoiding complex orthodontic treatment for teeth displaced far from their ideal position, and thereby reducing orthodontic treatment time. This book covers growth of the jaws and tooth development, and explains the correct timing of interceptive management. It also discusses orthodontic assessment, special investigations and comprehensive management of the mixed dentition, taking in the issues of early crowding, impaction, supernumerary and supplemental teeth, dental arch expansion, space maintenance and space management. In line with best available evidence, it provides clear treatment objectives and detailed treatment planning advice.

Practical, accessible and illustrated with a wealth of colour images, this is an ideal clinical companion for general dental practitioners, oral surgeons, paediatric dentists and orthodontists. It is also a valuable reference for all training grades.

Preface vii

1 Introduction 1

What do we know about growth? 1

Growth and development of the jaws 2

2 Recognising the problem 9

Is an attractive smile important? 9

3 Investigations 15

Radiographs 15

Cone-beam computed tomography 17

Study models 23

Photographs 24

What is the scope of orthodontic change? 24

4 Managing the developing occlusion 29

Thumb/finger sucking 29

Crowding of the permanent lateral incisors 32

Serial extraction: a modern approach 39

The unerupted central incisor 42

Submerging deciduous second molars 45

Fusion, gemination and morphology issues 47

Upper labial fraenum 48

Leeway space and the use of intraoral anchorage arches 50

Sagittal problems: Class II 51

Sagittal problems: Class III 59

Ectopic and impacted teeth 62

Missing teeth 65

Index 75