Modern Concepts in Orthodontics


So much is happening in the world these days. The world has been in a fast technological transformation and all industries have been impacted by this wave. Orthodontics is no exception. Today technology has a huge impact on dental and orthodontic practices. Most challenging mechanics in orthodontic mechanotherapy of the past, such as leveling and alignment, have become extremely easy due to improvements in material technology. Esthetic “invisible” orthodontic appliances such as “clear aligners”, “lingual orthodontic appliances” and introduction of TAD’s have become the “game changers” in orthodontics.

In 2022 we are experiencing a transition (a “hybrid”) era from analog to digital techniques in orthodontics. It is no wonder if the orthodontic techniques based on simulations will become the “future” of orthodontic practice and replace the wire-bracket systems very soon. With the millennium there has been a paradigm shift in the diagnosis and treatment planning concepts in orthodontics. Today, particularly adult patients visit our clinics with the hope to get “better smile” through orthodontic treatment. Many adult patients have complex and challenging dental situations such as chipped, discolored teeth, worn occlusion etc. Thus, orthodontic treatment is usually insufficient to solve these problems alone.

The interdisciplinary treatment concept is relatively new for many orthodontists. Orthodontic education in its nature covers function and esthetics together, based on the old concepts inherited from its founders; As a result, young orthodontists usually do not think about their possible roles in the interdisciplinary team. The main objective of this book is to introduce and give young orthodontists tips about how orthodontics can contribute to interdisciplinary esthetic treatments. This book would also be beneficial for general dentists who want to improve the quality and capability of their dental work by collaborating with the orthodontist.

Yahya S. Tosun (ed.)
Modern Concepts in Orthodontics
Pub date: 01/2023
152 pp, 333 illus
ISBN 978-605-9382-42-7


Chapter 1: Orthodontics in Esthetic Interdisciplinary Treatments: Starting Orthodontic Treatment with Esthetics in Mind
Chapter 2: A Clinical Update on Mini-Screw Anchorage
Chapter 3: Basic Concepts and Contemporary Techniques in Lingual Orthodontics
Chapter 4: The Use of Attachments in Clear Aligner (Invisalign) Treatment
Chapter 5: A Clinical Guide to Retention and Management of Relapse