Promising numerous advantages in design, treatment efficacy, and reduced treatment time, self-ligating brackets have become a major part of modern orthodontic practice. Self-Ligating Brackets in Orthodontics: Current Concepts and Techniques summarizes contemporary information and clinical studies on these popular systems, integrating them with the authors' practical, hands-on experience. Encompassing all aspects of treatment with self-ligating fixed appliances from biomechanics to material properties, including diagnostic and therapeutic principles, this book provides a step-by-step visual guide to this groundbreaking field.
- Provides more than 1,500 outstanding color photographs that show the sequence of steps for all procedures involving self-ligating brackets from start to finish
- Objectively evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of commercially available self-ligating bracket systems to help you make the best choices for your patients
- Covers the full scope of treatment, including oral hygiene, adhesive techniques, biomechanics, aesthetic choices, retention and stability, and more
- Includes multiple case studies as well as information on risks and pitfalls, practical tips, and clinical pearls that aid in decision-making and reinforce the treatment concepts
Written by a team of international specialists, this book is essential for all practitioners who want to keep up with the latest developments in self-ligating brackets, expand their services, and offer state-of-the-art treatment techniques. It is a useful introduction to newcomers to self-ligation as well as a guide for experienced orthodontists on how to successfully incorporate this highly popular technique into their practices.