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Short description This book is a practical guide for both dental students and practitioners to designing, fitting and adjusting removable orthodontic appliances and retainers. The book offers step by step instructions with clear illustrations on the key areas of clinical practice. In each case, information is provided on indications for use, principles of design, fitting, activation and trouble shooting. Further chapters coach students to deal effectively with their patients and to manage the treatment plan in question.
From the contents Preface vii
1 Assumptions: What You Should Know and Understand Before You Use this Book 1
2 Upper Removable Appliances: Indications and Principles of Design 3
3 Cases Suitable for Treatment with Removable Appliances 20
4 Fitting and Activating Removable Appliances 40
5 Follow-up Appointments: What to Check and Why 60
6 Test Yourself 84
7 Retainers 118
8 Fitting and Checking Retainers 132
9 Problems with Retainers and Trouble-shooting 142
10 Removable Appliances for the Postgraduate in Specialist Orthodontic Training 154
11 Vacuum-Formed Active Appliances 172 Jay Kindelan