114 European Journal of Orthodontics, 2018, Vol. 40, No. 1 In summary, this book provides a good introduction to an excit- trainees as well as experienced orthodontists. The price of the book ing field in orthodontics, with copious references, notes and clinical though is on the high side. information on digital planning, and customized orthodontic treat- ment. This book will be of interest for a variety of clinicians rang- Anthony Lam ing from undergraduate dental students to postgraduate orthodontic Anthony@ellevendental.com European Journal of Orthodontics, 2018, 114 doi:10.1093/ejo/cjx076 Advance Access publication 22 November 2017 Editors: Katsaros C and Eliades T Publisher: Quintessenz Verlags GmbH Price: £ 86.58 ISBN: 978-1-78698-019-9 This remarkable and beautifully illustrated book is essential the subject is discussed briefly in relation to Class II correction. How reading for any clinician interested in the long-term survival times have changed! of orthodontic treatment outcomes. The premise is a thorough The final chapters cover fixed retention and give a detailed review understanding of stability, retention, and relapse should enable of in vitro properties of various wires and adhesives, together with the clinician to plan individualized treatments that have a greater available evidence for ‘long-term’ survival in the clinical situation. chance of favourable long-term results. There is a discussion of Unfortunately, the current evidence base is not able to make recom- the tooth and jaw movements that consistently have been asso- mendations about the wire type. One humbling observation is that ciated with an increased risk of relapse. In addition, retention fixed retention is a technique sensitive procedure requiring careful protocols, materials, and techniques are reviewed and analyzed enamel preparation, effective moisture control, and adequate adhe- in order to give expert guidance for the prescription of individu- sive distribution. Research suggests there are few long-term compli- alized retention. cations arising from the use of fixed retainers but recently there have The 13 chapters cover three main subject areas; the history and been reports of bizarre changes in tooth torque and adverse root biology of retention, a detailed review of the current understanding movement. Although this is an unusual complication, this raises the of stability for various treatment methodologies, and a detailed dis- question about who should be responsible for the long-term supervi- cussion of contemporary retention strategies. Each chapter has been sion of fixed retainers; either the orthodontist, who may recognize compiled by acknowledged experts in the field and information is adverse changes, or the general dental practitioner, who may not. presented as a series of reviews, systematic reviews, evidence based This publication is to be highly recommended reading for any mem- protocols, and advice on best clinical practice. Stability of treatment ber of the profession who is interested in best clinical practice. is explored in the following subject areas; arch dimension (mostly lower incisor integrity), transverse arch expansion, Class II correc- Jeremy Breckon tion, Class III correction, anterior open bite, and orthognathic sur- King’s College London gery. It will be of interest to older members of the profession that email@example.com the Index does not contain an entry relating to extraction although Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/ejo/article-abstract/40/1/114/4652241 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 16 March 2018
The European Journal of Orthodontics – Oxford University Press
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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