This is a book review of Manual de ortodoncia 4 Ed by Robert E. Moyers, a Spanish translation of the fourth edition of Handbook of Orthodontics by the same author. The book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis, treatment planning, and execution of orthodontic therapy for various malocclusions and craniofacial anomalies. The book covers the basic principles of growth and development, biomechanics, diagnosis, appliances, treatment techniques, and outcomes evaluation. The book also includes chapters on interdisciplinary treatment, adult orthodontics, esthetics, and cleft lip and palate.
The book is intended for students, practitioners, and researchers in the field of orthodontics. It provides a clear and concise presentation of the concepts and methods of orthodontic practice, with numerous illustrations, tables, and clinical cases. The book is updated with the latest advances and research findings in the field, as well as new topics such as digital imaging, cone-beam computed tomography, temporary anchorage devices, self-ligating brackets, lingual orthodontics, and clear aligners. The book is well-organized and easy to follow, with a logical sequence of chapters and subheadings. The book is written in a clear and accessible language, with a glossary of terms and an index for quick reference.
The book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about orthodontics or improving their clinical skills. It is a comprehensive and authoritative reference that covers all aspects of orthodontic practice in a single volume. The book is available in paperback format from Google Play Books[^1^].Some of the features of the book are:
More than 1,000 illustrations, including color photographs, radiographs, cephalograms, and diagrams.
More than 100 clinical cases that demonstrate the application of the principles and techniques of orthodontics.
A chapter on evidence-based orthodontics that reviews the current literature and provides guidelines for clinical decision making.
A chapter on ethics and legal issues that discusses the ethical principles and professional responsibilities of orthodontists.
A chapter on practice management that covers topics such as marketing, financial planning, quality assurance, and risk management.
The book is a must-have for anyone who wants to master the art and science of orthodontics. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date reference that reflects the current state of the art in the field. It is a book that will enhance the knowledge and skills of both novice and experienced orthodontists.The book is divided into six parts:
Part I: Introduction to Orthodontics. This part covers the history, scope, and goals of orthodontics, as well as the biological basis of tooth movement and facial growth.
Part II: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. This part covers the methods and criteria of orthodontic diagnosis, such as clinical examination, radiographic analysis, cephalometric analysis, model analysis, and occlusal analysis. It also covers the principles and methods of orthodontic treatment planning, such as problem list, treatment objectives, treatment alternatives, and treatment sequencing.
Part III: Orthodontic Appliances. This part covers the design, fabrication, and use of various orthodontic appliances, such as removable appliances, fixed appliances, functional appliances, headgear, extraoral traction, temporary anchorage devices, and clear aligners.
Part IV: Treatment Techniques. This part covers the techniques and procedures of orthodontic treatment for different types of malocclusions and craniofacial anomalies, such as Class I malocclusion, Class II malocclusion, Class III malocclusion, open bite, deep bite, crossbite, transverse problems, vertical problems, anterior crowding, posterior spacing, impacted teeth, missing teeth, ectopic teeth, supernumerary teeth, and cleft lip and palate.
Part V: Interdisciplinary Treatment. This part covers the management of complex cases that require the collaboration of other dental and medical specialties, such as periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint disorders, sleep apnea, and craniofacial syndromes.
Part VI: Evaluation of Treatment Outcomes. This part covers the methods and criteria of evaluating the results and stability of orthodontic treatment, such as occlusal indices, cephalometric superimposition, posttreatment records, retention and relapse prevention.
The book is a comprehensive and authoritative reference that covers all aspects of orthodontic practice in a single volume. The book is available in paperback format from Google Play Books. 061ffe29dd