Self-Ligation in Orthodontics is a major new text that reviews, analyses and
clarifies the currently available peer-reviewed evidence on a number of applications
of this technology, espousing diverse perspectives to make this a unique scientific
resource on self-ligation.
The book embraces all aspects of self-ligating brackets, extending from therapeutic outcome, to biomechanics, materials, and treatment manifestations. Each chapter addresses a specific question pertinent to the properties and clinical performance of self-ligating brackets including: force and moment generation during engagement; temporal variation of force in active self-ligating brackets; periodontal considerations and oral microbiota alterations; root resorption; treatment efficiency and associated dental effects.
A work of substantial, thoughtful, and useful scholarship, Self-Ligation in Orthodontics will be a significant resource for clinicians and researchers in orthodontics, and related dental specialists.
- First comprehensive resource on self-ligation in orthodontics
- Surveys available peer-reviewed evidence
- Epitomizes the management of self-ligating treatment suggesting important treatment concepts and tips for the practicing clinician
- Includes diverse perspectives to provide a balanced and scholarly approach
- Richly illustrated with detailed color clinical images
Table of Contents
Foreword (Lysle E. Johnston, Jr).
Foreword (Larry W. White).
Development of Light Force Orthodontics: the Original Pin-a-slot Appliance as Ancestor to Modern Brackets (Jeffrey S. Thompson and William J.Thompson ).
1 Historical Aspects and Evolution of Ligation and Appliances (Nigel Harradine).
- Early ligatures
- Elastomeric ligatures
- Begg pins
- THE MATERIALS SCIENCE AND BIOMECHANICS OF SELF-LIGATION
2 The Significance of Bracket Material Properties in Orthodontic Mechanics (Theodore Eliades, Spiros Zinelis and William A. Brantley).
- Bracket base
- Base–wing joint
- Bracket slot
3 Biomechanics of Self-Ligation: Analysis of Forces and Moments Exerted by Self-ligating Brackets (Nikolaos Pandis, Theodore Eliades and Christoph Bourauel).
- Forces generated during initial alignment with self-ligating and conventional brackets
- Forces generated by conventional and self-ligating brackets during simulated intrusion–extrusion and bucco-lingual correction
- Moments generated during simulated rotational correction with self-ligating and conventional brackets
- Consistency in the ligation force with active self-ligating brackets throughout treatment
- TREATMENT OUTCOME-CLINICAL PERFORMANCE
4 Essentials of Clinical Research Design (Argy Polycrhonopoulou).
- Study design
- Non-experimental/observational studies
- Experimental studies/intervention studies
5 Determinants of Tooth Movement: Molecular Response of Periodontal Ligament and Bone to Loading (Efthimia K. Basdra).
- Periodontal ligament
- Orthodontic tooth movement
6 Efficiency and Treatment Outcome with Self-Ligating Brackets (Nikolaos Pandis, Peter Miles and Theodore Eliades).
- Treatment duration
- Dental arch changes
- Torque delivery
- Space closure
- Handling efficiency
7 Root Resorption in Orthodontics (M. Ali Darendeliler and Lam L. Cheng).
- History of OIIRR
- Incidence of OIIRR
- Location of OIIRR
- Severity of OIIRR
- Diagnosis of OIIRR
- Pathogenesis of OIIRR
- Light microscopy of OIIRR
- Scanning electron microscopy of OIIRR
- Biochemistry and molecular biology related to OIIRR
- Physical properties of orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorbed cementum
- Factors affecting OIIRR
- Repair of OIIRR
- Orthodontic relapse and OIIRR
- Clinical consequences of OIIRR
- Prevention and management of OIIRR
8 Root Resorption with Self-Ligating Brackets (Maria Mavragani, Nikolaos Pandis and Theodore Eliades).
- Relevant literature
- Potential factors affecting OIIRR
9 Attachment of Oral Microbiota to Dental Surfaces (Daniel J. Smith).
- The oral bacterial challenge
- Salivary component interactions with oral bacteria
- Adaptive immunity in the oral cavity
10 Salivary Levels of Cariogenic Bacteria in Patients Treated with Self-Ligating and Conventional Brackets (William Papaioannou, Nikolaos Pandis and Theodore Eliades).
- Effect of orthodontic therapy on oral cariogenic bacteria
11 Periodontal Impact of Orthodontic Treatment with Self-Ligating Brackets (Jan van Gastel, Marc Quirynen, Wim Teughels and Carine Carels).
- Short-term effects
- Long-term effects
- Different bracket systems
12 Treatment Mechanics with Self-Ligating Brackets (David Birnie).
- Diagnostic philosophies
- Aspects of clinical biomechanics
- Archwire sequencing with self-ligating brackets
- Tooth movement
THE EDITORS Both editors graduated from the School of Dentistry,
University of Athens (Greece) and the Orthodontic postgraduate program of the
Ohio State University, earning a Master's degree.
Theodore Eliades additionally holds a doctorate in biomedical materials from the University of Athens, and a PhD in biomaterials from the University of Manchester. He is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), and affiliated with institutes in the USA and EU (Texas, Marquette, Manchester, and Bonn). His research on biomaterials has generated 85 articles, 15 chapters and 4 books, the diffusion of which into fields associated with natural and engineering sciences led to a fellowship at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and a membership in both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics. Dr Eliades is Editor-in-Chief of the forthcoming Journal of Dental Biomechanics (Sage), Associate Editor of the European Journal of Orthodontics, and the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Editorial Board member in 5, and reviewer in 20 journals.
Nikolaos Pandis completed a fellowship in Craniofacial Orthodontics at the University of Texas, Southwester Medical Center. He is currently a doctoral Fellow at the University of Bonn and enrolled in the Master of Clinical Trials program at the College of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. He has published over 20 articles in the areas of self-ligating appliances and bonding, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr Pandis maintains an orthodontic practice in Corfu, Greece.