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by Ravindra Nanda

There are many contributors to this textbook, some better known than others, though certainly the editor Ravindra Nanda is a well-known and respected clinician within the specialty. The book is very well illustrated with colour photographs of both clinical matter and diagrammatical illustrations.

As its title suggests, the book covers the principles of biomechanics and attempts to relate these to facial and dental aesthetics, to include the psychology of facial appearance, and towards the end of the book, a chapter on finishing techniques.

It starts from first principles and discusses the application of force to teeth through different mechanisms and the resulting movement in different scenarios. The biology of tooth movement then follows in a later chapter to include discussion of the important topic of root resorption and tips on how to minimise it.

Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning is covered in some detail. Management of deep bite and open bite is covered comprehensively. The mechanics recommended for bite opening however require an additional buccal tube on the first molars. Class III malocclusion is covered in some detail with more emphasis on chin cap therapy and protraction headgear than would generally be considered appropriate in the UK.

There is a helpful chapter on space closure where anchorage is considered and the reader is introduced to the 'mushroom loop'. The disadvantages of sliding mechanics are emphasised stressing the inevitable friction that occurs; however, many practitioners in the UK use this system satisfactorily for space closure.

The reader is introduced to intra-oral implants and the potential these have for generating anchorage for tooth movement with reference to differing case studies. Implants may become more popular in view of medico-legal concerns about headgear by some clinicians, as well as patient unpopularity.

The benefits and necessity of liaising with other specialists, such as surgeons and other dental specialties, are covered for patients with severe skeletal discrepancies and dental anomalies.

This book is not really suitable for the average general dental practitioner, but there is much to recommend for specialist orthodontists and general dental practitioners with further orthodontic training/experience.
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