Achieving Clinical Success in Lingual Orthodontics
This book is designed to meet the needs of all orthodontists interested in treating children, adolescents, and/or adults with brackets placed on the palatal and lingual surfaces of the teeth. It explains how to achieve excellent results, comparable to those obtained with labial brackets, by means of techniques performed entirely within the dental office and avoiding use of expensive outside laboratories. The book is divided into three parts. The first is devoted to biomechanics, considering each type of malocclusion and describing how to prepare the arches optimally. This is not a theoretical section; rather it covers aspects acknowledged to be of prime practical importance by students and doctors. The second part explains how to treat the most common malocclusions, with step-by-step descriptions of techniques used in everyday clinical practice. The concluding part of the book describes finishing procedures to enhance aesthetics and discusses long-term results. Dr. Julia Harfin is Professor and Chairman of the Orthodontic Department at the School of Dentistry, Maimónides University, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Harfin was a member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Orthodontists from 2000 to 2010 and served as President of the International College of Dentists, Section IV (South America), from 2010 to 2012. She is also a Past President of the Argentine Society of Orthodontics, ALADO, the International College of Dentists (Argentine Chapter), and the Pierre Fauchard Academy (Argentine Chapter). She is an Honorary Member of the Chilean and Polish Orthodontic Societies. Dr. Harfin is the author of many journal articles and book chapters as well as two books, Orthodontic Treatment in Adult Patients (Editorial Médica Panamericana, 1st edn. 1999, 2nd edn. 2005) and Clinical Lingual Orthodontics (Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2009). She has delivered more than 200 courses throughout the world. Dr. Augusto Ureña is Associate Professor in the Orthodontic Department, School of Dentistry, Maimónides University, Buenos Aires, Argentina and is Director of the Clinical Orthodontic Department at the same university. Dr. Ureña has been a Lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires, El Salvador University, and the Argentine Society of Orthodontics, among others. He has also delivered more than 20 lectures at the Orthodontic Societies of the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brasil, Chile, Australia, and Paraguay. He is co-author of the book Clinical Lingual Orthodontics (Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2009).
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