Introduction to Orthodontics, An

Introduction to Orthodontics, An
5th Ed.
2019 © Oxford University Press Inc.
Simon J. Littlewood; Laura Mitchell
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-880866-4


Hailed as 'superb', 'thorough', and 'contemporary', this is the essential orthodontics text for all staff involved in orthodontic treatment, whether they are dental students, orthodontic therapists, postgraduate students at the beginning of their career, or more experienced clinicians wanting an evidence-based, concise update on the foundations of contemporary orthodontic care.

With over 700 illustrations and plenty of case studies, An Introduction to Orthodontics, Fifth Edition is a user-friendly introduction to the subject. Continuing its well-deserved reputation, it is the perfect starting point for learning key concepts and the practical aspects of orthodontics.

The new fifth edition has been completely updated to reflect contemporary practice, including a new chapter dedicated to hypodontia and orthodontics, and a new chapter on the fastest growing area in orthodontics, clear aligners.

Readers will find further reading and references at the end of each chapter, including references to appropriate Cochrane Reviews to aid revision and support clinical practice. Learning objectives, key point boxes, and instructive artwork make this an essential text for busy readers who need focused and practical learning.

New to this Edition:

  • • Two new chapters on "Hypodontia and Orthodontics" and "Clear Aligners"
  • • Completely updated including changes in practice, teaching and the use of technology in orthodontics
  • • Addition of new artwork, references, and Cochrane Reviews
  • • New contributions from experts

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book offers a well-organized overview of the orthodontic field and is a nice addition to the general practitioner's collection. This fourth edition nicely incorporates clinical advances in technology with well-placed illustrations and tables."

-- Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, DDS, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry) - Doody's Revoew - previous edition

"It is the sort of book that benefits from being read from start to finish by the undergraduate as it covers everything (and more) that they will need for their exams... Anyone who is looking for contemporary orthodontic information suitable for undergraduates and general dental practitioners will find everything they need in this book. It should be available in every dental school library."

-- Journal of Orthodontics


Undergraduate dental students, newly qualified dentists, general dental practitioners, paediatric dentists, as well as orthodontic nurses, orthodontic therapists (trainees and qualified), trainee orthodontists, and other specialist practitioners.

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