Assumptions: What You Should Know and Understand Before You Use this Book
As a reader of this book, it is only fair that you know what you are getting as the remit is certainly not to teach orthodontics! It concentrates on discussing the practical aspects of only two, relatively discreet, but important aspects of orthodontics:
- Interceptive treatment deals with the developing, childhood dentition at a time when decisions can strongly influence long-term outcomes. Identifying and explaining the principles of interception are among the learning outcomes identified by the General Dental Council.
- Retention is an increasingly important part of orthodontic treatment for many patients. More and more, patients may wish to maintain (for as long as feasible) their treatment result following what may often have been lengthy and complex treatment. It is thus likely that general dental practitioners will need to take over the care and responsibility for their patients’ retainer requirements. Incidentally, however, it should be noted that whilst upper removable appliances (URAs) ar/>