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Orthodontic Functional Appliances: Theory and Practice

Orthodontic Functional Appliances: Theory and Practice

Padhraig S. Fleming (Editor), Robert T. Lee (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-00433-2 April 2016 Wiley-Blackwell 176 Pages


Comprehensive specialist manual covering the science and practice of functional appliance therapy

  • Integrates clinical and academic elements with emphasis on evidence-based research and its clinical application
  • Suitable for trainee and practicing orthodontists
  • Includes more than 600 photographs to enhance clarity of topics covered
  • Features contributions from top clinicians and researchers in the field

List of contributors  vi

Preface  vii

1. Biological Basis For Functional Appliance Therapy  1

2. Development of functional appliances  10 

3. The role of genetics and environmental factors on the condyle in mandibular growth  21
Prof. Peter A. Mossey and Dr Colin Larmour

4. Functional Appliance Therapy: Indications and Case selection  28

5. Clinical use of the Twin Block Appliance  55

6. Rigid Fixed Functional Appliances  80
Dr Peter Miles

7. Flexible Fixed Functional Appliances  105
Dr Peter Miles

8. Transferring from functional to fixed appliances  114

9. The use of functional appliances in the correction of Class III malocclusion  134
Andrew DiBiase

10. Functional Appliances: A focused review of the clinical evidence  142

11. Cases  150

Index  000