Orthodontics is a sub-specialty of dentistry that deals with the treatment of misaligned teeth.
This book describes the history and evolution of orthodontics. Beginning with
an introduction to the history of dentistry in general, the following chapters
look at the history of orthodontics in different parts of the world, including
the USA, UK and parts of Europe.
The following sections describe the evolution of key aspects within orthodontics including cephalometrics, removable and fixed appliances and cleft palate.
Separate chapters are dedicated to the contributions of eminent inventors in the field.
The development of more recent advances in orthodontics such as invisalign and dental lasers is also covered.
This book includes more than 180 photographs, tables and illustrations, as well as extensive references for further reading.
- Guide to the history and evolution of orthodontics
- Dedicated chapters cover developments in the USA, UK and Europe
- More recent advances in orthodontics are included
- Extensive references for further reading
Table of Contents
History of Dentistry
Introduction to Orthodontics
History of Orthodontics from Ancient Civilization to Twentieth Century
History of Orthodontics in United States of America
History of Orthodontics in Great Britain
History of Orthodontics in Greece and Rome
History of Dental Lasers and their Applications in Orthodontics
Angle’s Contribution to the Faculty of Orthodontics
Dr TM Graber’s Contribution to Orthodontics
James McNamara’s Contribution to Orthodontics
Andrews’ Straight Wire Appliance
Evolution of Orthodontic Appliances
History of Model Analysis
History of Cephalometrics
History of Extraction in Orthodontics
History of Expansion Appliances
History of Removable Orthodontic Appliances
History of Fixed Orthodontic Appliances
History of Myofunctional Orthodontic Appliances
History of Surgical Orthodontics
History of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
History of Malocclusion Indices
History of Interproximal Enamel Reduction in Orthodontics
History of Invisalign
History of Molar Distalization in Orthodontics
Basavaraj Subhashchandra Phulari BDS MDS FAGE FRSH
Formerly at Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Mauras College of Dentistry, Hospital and Oral Research Institute, Mauritius