1 Evolving Concepts in the Understanding and Treatment of Malocclusions 1
2 Growth and Development Mechanisms of the Craniofacial Complex 56
3 Description of Growth by Anatomical Divisions (The Cranium) 83
4 Description of Growth by Anatomic Divisions (Cranial Base, Naso Maxillary, and Maxillary Complex Growth) 111
5 Growth of the Different Parts of the Mandible 141
6 Development of the Occlusion and Oral Function 153
7 Cephalometrics 189
8 Diagnosis: Key for Excellent Results 216
9 Management of Class I Malocclusions in the Primary and Mixed Dentitions 260
10 Management of Class II Malocclusions in the Primary, Mixed and Early Permanent Dentitions 420
11 Management of Class III Malocclusions in the Primary, Mixed and Early Permanent Dentitions 578
12 Diagnosis and Management of Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorders in Children and Adolescents 727
13 Diagnosis and Management of Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorders in Children and Adolescents 775
14 Diagnosis and Management of Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorders in Children and Adolescents 790
15 How to Communicate with the New Generations of Parents and Children 862
A clinical guide to understanding why malocclusions occur in children and how to diagnose and correct them early to reestablish normal growth using dentofacial orthopedics
Dentofacial Orthopedics in the Growing Child: Understanding Craniofacial Growth and the Management of Malocclusion provides step-by-step guidance on diagnosing and treating malocclusions in young patients.
The book addresses both class I, II and III malocclusions, and more complicated cases such as facial asymmetries and temporomandibular problems that develop in the primary dentition. Concise, highly illustrated chapters describe normal and abnormal craniofacial development, and how and why environmental factors can affect the growth pattern. Early diagnosis and treatment planning, long-term case resolution, complementary methods of diagnosis such as occlusion and cephalometric, and more are discussed.
• Provides clinicians with visual guidance on how to rapidly diagnose malocclusions
• Contains over 1,300 high-quality images of different Class I, Class II, and Class III malocclusions, including temporomandibular problems, both before and after correction, and long-term follow-ups
• Helps clinicians correct different malocclusions using the fewest number of appliances and in the least amount of time
• Includes tables of different cephalometric of before and after corrections for most clinical cases presented in the book
• Contains a chapter on how to communicate and bond with children as patients to help them understand the importance of wearing their appliances
Children are not young adults so diagnostic methods which are regularly used can often misguide the clinician. Dentofacial Orthopedics in the Growing Child is an invaluable reference that guides pediatric dentists, orthodontists, general dentists, and maxillofacial and craniofacial surgeons with treating children.
• Dr Marc Saadia is a Paediatric Dentist. He completed his undergraduate program form the Universidad Tecnológica de México. His thesis presentation received an honorary mention. His postgraduate program in Oral Paediatrics was completed at Tufts University in Boston and his research project for this Master’s was done at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry.
• Dr Roberto Valencia is a Paediatric Dentist; Professor of the Specialty in Paediatric Dentistry at Universidad Tecnológica de México; Professor of the Master in the Center for Higher Studies of Orthodontics CESO; President and Founding Partner of the Mexican Academy of Paediatric Dentistry Founder and Secretary of the Mexican Council of Paediatric Dentistry; He is editor of the RODYB Dental and Biomaterial Journal of the Latin American Association of Dental and Biomaterial Operative ALODYB.