History of Orthodontics

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Orthodontics is a sub-specialty of dentistry that deals with the treatment of misaligned teeth. This book describes the history and evolution of orthodontics. Beginning with an introduction to the history of dentistry in general, the following chapters look at the history of orthodontics in different parts of the world, including the USA, UK and parts of Europe. The following sections describe the evolution of key aspects within orthodontics including cephalometrics, removable and fixed appliances and cleft palate. Separate chapters are dedicated to the contributions of eminent inventors in the field. The development of more recent advances in orthodontics such as invisalign and dental lasers is also covered. This book includes more than 180 photographs, tables and illustrations, as well as extensive references for further reading. Key points * Guide to the history and evolution of orthodontics * Dedicated chapters cover developments in the USA, UK and Europe * More recent advances in orthodontics are included * Extensive references for further reading