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Quintessence 2015 Catalog: Orthodontics

Orthodontic Setup

Giuseppe Scuzzo, Kyoto Takemoto, and Luca Lombardo

The orthodontic setup is meant to provide a three-dimensional representation of the occlusion at the end of treatment. Although the orthodontic setup was first described by Kesling in 1945 and has become an indispensible tool, there are no standardized guidelines. Orthodontic technicians must therefore draw on their personal experience, know-how, and best professional practices—in short, a series of unwritten rules that are by no means universal. With this in mind, the authors have set out to describe the procedures used in the construction and evaluation of a setup that can be used both for diagnostic purposes and to manufacture customized orthodontic appliances. The manual and digital tools currently available to professionals in this field are discussed, with a particular focus on the recent developments in CAD/CAM bracket-positioning technology.


The History • Current Trends • Construction Criteria • Manual Setup Procedure • Digital Setup Procedure • Orthodontic Applications of the Setup

128 pp; 342 illus; ©2014; ISBN 978-8-87492-188-1 (B9523); US $125

Clinical Success in Invisalign
Orthodontic Treatment

Richard Bouchez

The author introduces the reader to the essentials of Invisalign, from the biomechanics of thermoformed plastic aligners to the ClinCheck 3D simulation software, which allows the clinician to program in advance the velocity and direction of tooth movements; amount and frequency of force; anchorage; and available space necessary for the planned movements. Clinical results are shown using the Invisalign system alone and in conjunction with other orthodontic treatments.

138 pp (softcover); 516 illus; ©2011; ISBN 978-2-912550-67-5 (B9312); US $120

Applications of Orthodontic

Jong Suk Lee, Jung Kook Kim,
Young-Chel Park, and
Robert L. Vanarsdall, Jr

The use of orthodontic mini-implants offers an alternative to orthognathic surgery and allows asymmetric tooth movement in three planes of space. Conditions and techniques for clinical application of orthodontic mini-implants are described, including biologic principles, design and function, surgical procedures, and the mechanotherapy of predictable tooth movement.

286 pp; 1,200 illus; ©2007; ISBN 978-0-86715-465-8 (B4658); $168 US $98

Lingual Orthodontics: A Simplified Approach Using STb Light Lingual System and Lingual Straight Wire

Giuseppe Scuzzo et al

264 pp; 885 illus; ©2010;
ISBN 978-1-85097-192-4 (B8846); US $230

Lingual & Esthetic Orthodontics

Edited by Rafi Romano

704 pp; 2,234 illus; ©2011;
ISBN 978-1-85097-206-8 (B9016); US $328

The Herbst Appliance: Research-Based
Clinical Management

Hans Pancherz et al

266 pp; 1,089 illus; ©2008;
ISBN 978-1-85097-169-6 (B8845); US $198

Bracketless Fixed Lingual Orthodontics

Anna Mariniello and Fabio Cozzolino

The increasing demand for invisible and comfortable orthodontic therapies has encouraged the innovation of brackletless lingual orthodontic treatment, which is accomplished by adapting orthodontic wires to the arch and bonding them directly to the lingual surfaces of the teeth. The authors demonstrate the use of this innovative technique in clinical cases of increasing complexity, from Class I malocclusions to the correction of Class III relationships, bilateral crossbites, and deep and open bites. Cases include analysis of treatment with and without extraction. Bone regeneration by means of orthodontic movements is also discussed.

Available Fall 2014

Radiographic Cephalometry:
From Basics to 3-D Imaging,
Second Edition
(Book/CD-ROM set)

Edited by Alexander Jacobson and
Richard L. Jacobson

This important textbook reflects recent technologic innovations: the advantages of 2D versus 3D analysis; the use of imaging; the value of electronic storage, analysis, and retrieval of records; anteroposterior cephalo­metry; and 3D cephalometric analysis. An accompanying CD-ROM contains a reproducible headfilm and templates for both manual and digital cephalometry.

320 pp; 509 illus; ©2006; ISBN 978-0-86715-461-0 (B4616); US $110

Mini-Implants in Orthodontics:
Innovative Anchorage Concepts

Edited by Björn Ludwig, Sebastian
Baumgaertel, and S. Jay Bowman

This is a practical reference for the clinical use of orthodontic implants. The concepts of mini-screw selection and placement are presented with required protocols, indications and contraindications, potential risks, and clinical problem solving.

204 pp; 477 illus; ©2006;
ISBN 978-3-938947-47-0 (B9034); US $185

The Invisalign System

Edited by Orhan C. Tuncay

This textbook presents the Invisalign treatment process, from impression taking and image acquisition to virtual diagnosis through digital 3D treatment planning. The software, appliance design, manufacturing, material properties, biomechanics, and periodontal response to treatment are explained.

330 pp; 856 illus; ©2006;
ISBN 978-1-85097-127-6 (B8837); US $228

Orthodontic and Surgical Management of Impacted Teeth

Vincent G. Kokich and David P. Mathews

Impacted teeth are commonly encountered in dental practice, yet currently there is not a comprehensive book detailing the surgical treatments and orthodontic therapy to erupt or manage these teeth. Written by arguably the best orthodontist in the world and his periodontist colleague of almost 40 years, this text covers the various types of impactions an orthodontist and surgeon will encounter, including maxillary central incisors, maxillary canines (both labially and palatally impacted), mandibular canines, premolars, and mandibular molars. Each chapter focuses on a specific impacted tooth and how it can be surgically uncovered and orthodontically moved. The book also presents a chapter on failed cases, explaining what went wrong and how to prevent such negative outcomes when treating similar cases. Ideal for any dental practitioner who treats impacted teeth, this comprehensive and up-to-date book is a fitting legacy for Dr Kokich, whose impact within the field of orthodontics will be felt for years to come.


Impacted Maxillary Central Incisors • Labially Impacted Maxillary Canines • Palatally Impacted Canines • Impacted Mandibular Canines • Impacted Premolars • Impacted Mandibular Molars • Complications and Adverse Sequelae

188 pp; 590 illus; ISBN 978-0-86715-445-0 (B4450); US $106

Evidence-Based Clinical

Edited by Peter G. Miles, Daniel J. Rinchuse, and Donald J. Rinchuse

Despite the ever-expanding array of orthodontic journals and textbooks available today, too many clinical decisions are based on either anecdotal evidence or the espoused treatment philosophy of the current luminary of the lecture circuit. The authors of this book take an unbiased approach to orthodontics by systematically reviewing the relevant clinical literature and analyzing the scientific evidence to help practitioners select the most effective and efficient modes of treatment. Each chapter addresses a specific topic by summarizing the literature, critically reviewing the evidence, and offering impartial recommendations that can be adopted by clinical practitioners. Topics include Class II and Class III malocclusions, wires and wire sequences, dental asymmetries, causes of root resorption, and retention strategies, among others.

220 pp; 590 illus; ©2012; ISBN 978-0-86715-564-8 (B5648); US $118

Handbook of Cephalometric

Herman S. Duterloo and
Pierre-Georges Planché

The structural method of superimposition is the only evidence-based method of superimposition, and it provides individualized, far-reaching insight into growth and treatment changes. The authors provide a critical review of the history of cephalometric superimposition and the background and development of the structural method, demonstrate how to apply the structural method, and provide help and instruction for correct interpretation of the resulting superimpositions. This book will help readers to produce superimpositions, based on the best available scientific biologic evidence.

220 pp; 550 illus; ©2011; ISBN 978-0-86715-508-2 (B5082); US $118

Manual of Wire Bending

Eiichiro Nakajima

This manual promotes precise, intuitive bending and presents the essential components and techniques of customized wire bending, including trimming of casts; selection of pliers; the first-order bends (in or out), second-order bends (up or down), and third-order bends (torque); and optimal methods of adjustment during or­thodontic treatment.

96 pp (spiral bound); 288 illus; ©2010;
ISBN 978-0-86715-495-5 (B4955); US $85

The Biomechanical Foundation of Clinical

Charles J. Burstone and K. C. Choy

All orthodontic treatment modalities, including different brackets, wires, and techniques, can be improved by applying sound biomechanics, yet much of clinical orthodontics today is delivered without consideration of forces or force systems. However, orthodontic hardware itself is only a means to an end point: tooth alignment, bone remodeling, and growth modification. The orthodontist can only achieve these goals by manipulating forces. This book teaches biomechanics in an easy-to-understand and engaging way, using examples outside of orthodontics to illustrate basic force systems and how they function and then applying these principles to the practice of clinical orthodontics. The authors cover all of the force systems an orthodontist needs to understand to deliver effective treatment, explaining how each can be controlled and manipulated and demonstrating the forces at work through exceptional three-dimensional illustrations.

Available Early 2015

Biomechanics in Orthodontics: Principles and Practice

Ram S. Nanda and Yahya S. Tosun

Correct application of the principles of biomechanics leads to highly efficient and successful orthodontic treatment; a lack of proper understanding produces ineffectual systems that may even lead to collateral tissue damage. In addition, knowledge about the properties of the latest wire, bracket, and bonding materials and designs is a key factor in the configuration of successful orthodontic appliances. This essential book introduces students of orthodontics to the evolution of orthodontic technology and the properties of orthodontic materials and outlines the essential mechanical principles behind successful
orthodontic treatment.

168 pp; 350 illus; ©2010; ISBN 978-0-86715-505-1 (B5051); US $98

Contemporary Cephalometric Radiography

Kunihiko Miyashita

In this book, radiographs of the skull are juxtaposed with photographs and drawings, and tracing procedures for posteroanterior cephalograms, submental-vertex radio­­­­graphic projections, and lateral cephalograms are detailed.

292 pp; 929 illus; ©1996;
ISBN 978-4-87417-517-0 (B9903); US $195

Early-Age Orthodontic Treatment

Aliakbar Bahreman

This book presents readers with the information necessary to understand the morphogenesis of orthodontic problems, to differentiate among various conditions, and to apply early intervention approaches to optimal effect. Through integration of basic science and clinical practice, detailed case reports, and abundant illustrations, the author provides an overview of dental development, from tooth formation to permanent occlusion; emphasizes the developmental stages that must be recognized during patient examination to facilitate differential diagnosis; presents clear, step-by-step instructions for different treatment options; and demonstrates the benefits achieved by intervention in developing malocclusions and guidance of eruption. The discussions in part 1 of the concept of early-age treatment and the basic foundation of occlusal development empower practitioners to detect anomalies and intervene as necessary. Part 2 consists of chapters explaining the ontogeny, diagnosis, and early detection of, as well as the proper intervention for, nonskeletal problems. Part 3 includes chapters on early intervention for dentoskeletal problems in the sagittal, transverse, and vertical dimensions. This book cuts through the controversy surrounding early versus late treatment and shows that clinicians must decide on a case-by-case basis when to provide orthodontic treatment.

436 pp; 1,534 illus; ©2013; ISBN 978-0-86715-566-2 (B5662); US $142

The Alexander Discipline, Volume 3: Unusual and Difficult Cases

R. G. “Wick” Alexander

Following in the footsteps of the previous two volumes, this third volume of the Alexander Discipline, focusing on unusual and difficult cases, demonstrates through the pres­entation of complete patient records how these principles can be used to achieve beautiful, functional, and stable results even in patients requiring creative treatment planning and treatment mechanics. In the situations presented in this book, there is no one right answer to the problem, and the orthodontist must have the confidence and relevant knowledge to formulate the treatment plan most suitable for each patient.


Early Treatment • Borderline Extraction/Nonextraction • Unusual Extraction • Skeletal Problems: Class III • Skeletal Problems: Class II Deep Bite • Impacted Canines • Transposed and Missing Teeth • Adult Treatment

ISBN 978-0-86715-469-6 (B4696); Available Summer 2014

The Alexander Discipline,
Volume 2: Long-Term Stability

R. G. “Wick” Alexander

With so many factors influencing long-term stability, this book consolidates the 20 principles of the Alexander Discipline outlined in volume 1 into six guidelines for approaching long-term stability in orthodontics, focusing on the periodontium, torque control, skeletal and transverse control, occlusion, and the soft tissue profile. Each guideline is presented with several case studies that follow from the treatment plan to the definitive result and that highlight long-term stability in 5- to 40-year posttreatment records. A must-have for the practicing orthodontist.

204 pp; 1,000 illus; ©2011; ISBN 978-0-86715-468-9 (B4689); US $152

Development of the Human Dentition (iBook)

Frans P.G.M. van der Linden

For almost three decades, Prof Van der Linden’s classic text, Development of the Dentition, has been the international standard reference in its field. Now, he has updated those concepts in a new iBook-only format that is sure to become the new standard reference. Starting with tooth formation and the development of the deciduous dentition, the author systematically takes the reader through the transition to the permanent dentition and through the aging of the dentition. Emphasis is placed on the relationship among the development of the dentition, the growth of the face, and functional factors. Subsequently, the development of orthodontic malocclusions is presented, followed by the effects of untimely loss of deciduous teeth. The topics are explained clearly and concisely and are richly illustrated with excellent photographs, digital illustrations, and video clips that offer 3D insight into the development of the dentition.

iBook only: 1,224 illus; 50 video clips; ©2013; ISBN 978-0-86715-524-2; US $74.99 [order exclusively through Apple iBooks]

The 20 Principles of the
Alexander Discipline

R. G. “Wick” Alexander

Introduced in 1978, the Alexander Discipline represents a unique approach to
orthodontic treatment; today, clinicians around the world apply its 20 master principles in their practices. An outgrowth of the Tweed technique, these basic principles have been developed empirically over many years in the author’s own practice. Complete records of patients treated by the author are presented to demonstrate specific results and the stability of treatment.

232 pp; 1,000 illus; ©2008; ISBN 978-0-86715-467-2 (B4672); US $138

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