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Self-Ligation in Orthodontics
by Theodore Eliades

Self-Ligation in Orthodontics is a major new text that reviews, analyses and clarifies the currently available peer-reviewed evidence on a number of applications of this technology, espousing diverse perspectives to make this a unique scientific resource on self-ligation.

Self-Ligation in Orthodontics embraces all aspects of self-ligating brackets, extending from therapeutic outcome, to biomechanics, materials, and treatment manifestations.

Each chapter addresses a specific question pertinent to the properties and clinical performance of self-ligating brackets. A work of substantial, thoughtful, and useful scholarship, Self-Ligation in Orthodontics will be a significant resource for clinicians and researchers in orthodontics, and related dental specialists.

  • First comprehensive resource on self-ligation in orthodontics
  • Surveys available peer-reviewed evidence
  • Epitomizes the management of self-ligating treatment suggesting important treatment concepts and tips for the practicing clinician
  • Includes diverse perspectives to provide a balanced and scholarly approach
  • Richly illustrated with detailed color clinical images


1. Historical Aspects and Evolution of Ligation and Appliances

  • Early ligatures
  • Elastomeric ligatures
  • Begg pins
  • Self-ligation
2. The Significance of Bracket Material Properties in Orthodontic Mechanics

  • Bracket base
  • Wings
  • Base–wing joint
  • Bracket slot
3. Biomechanics of Self-Ligation: Analysis of Forces and Moments Exerted by Self-ligating Brackets

  • Forces generated during initial alignment with self-ligating and conventional brackets
  • Forces generated by conventional and self-ligating brackets during simulated intrusion–extrusion and bucco-lingual correction
  • Moments generated during simulated rotational correction with self-ligating and conventional brackets
  • Consistency in the ligation force with active self-ligating brackets throughout treatment
4. Essentials of Clinical Research Design

  • Study design
  • Non-experimental/observational studies
  • Experimental studies/intervention studies
5. Determinants of Tooth Movement: Molecular Response of Periodontal Ligament and Bone to Loading

  • Periodontal ligament
  • Orthodontic tooth movement
6. Efficiency and Treatment Outcome with Self-Ligating Brackets

  • Treatment duration
  • Dental arch changes
  • Torque delivery
  • Space closure
  • Handling efficiency
  • Discomfort
7. Root Resorption in Orthodontics

  • History of OIIRR
  • Incidence of OIIRR
  • Location of OIIRR
  • Severity of OIIRR
  • Diagnosis of OIIRR
  • Pathogenesis of OIIRR
  • Light microscopy of OIIRR
  • Scanning electron microscopy of OIIRR
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology related to OIIRR
  • Physical properties of orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorbed cementum
  • Factors affecting OIIRR
  • Repair of OIIRR
  • Orthodontic relapse and OIIRR
  • Clinical consequences of OIIRR
  • Prevention and management of OIIRR
8. Root Resorption with Self-Ligating Brackets

  • Relevant literature
  • Potential factors affecting OIIRR
9. Attachment of Oral Microbiota to Dental Surfaces

  • The oral bacterial challenge
  • Salivary component interactions with oral bacteria
  • Adaptive immunity in the oral cavity
10. Salivary Levels of Cariogenic Bacteria in Patients Treated with Self-Ligating and Conventional Brackets

  • Effect of orthodontic therapy on oral cariogenic bacteria
11. Periodontal Impact of Orthodontic Treatment with Self-Ligating Brackets

  • Short-term effects
  • Long-term effects
  • Different bracket systems
12. Treatment Mechanics with Self-Ligating Brackets

  • Diagnostic philosophies
  • Aspects of clinical biomechanics
  • Archwire sequencing with self-ligating brackets
  • Tooth movement
  • Retention

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Self-Ligation in Orthodontics
by Theodore Eliades
2009 • 180 pages • $168.95 + shipping
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