Authors: Tarek El-Bialy, Donna Galante, Sam Daher

Series Title: Recent Advances in Dentistry

Orthodontic Biomechanics: Treatment of Complex Cases Using Clear Aligner

Volume 1

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $134
Printed Copy: US $105
Library License: US $236
ISSN: 2468-5038 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-5046 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-312-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-311-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810831171160101


Orthodontic Biomechanics describes the mechanics behind the treatment of complex orthodontic cases using clear aligners. The volume explains a variety of complex malocclusions including increased teeth crowding, spacing, overjet, overbite, open bite, major jaw discrepancies, underbite and much more. Simplified treatment planning methods based on thorough diagnoses have also been devised by the authors for the benefit of the readers. Shortening orthodontic treatment time by careful diagnosis, planning based on understanding of orthodontic biomechanics is also discussed in addition to comparisons of jaw cases where surgery is more useful.

Orthodontic Biomechanics is a useful guide for the use of clear aligners in a wide array of cases encountered by orthodontists in their daily dental practice.


Clear aligner therapy is one of the exciting new techniques being used in orthodontics since it was introduced in the late 1990s by Align Technology in the United States. Recently, other companies have come out with products that use a similar principle, but incorporate a different technology and use different materials. Aligner treatment was initially introduced to treat limited malocclusion and/or relapsed cases.

In recent years, there have been a number of articles about the use of clear aligners in a broader spectrum of orthodontic cases than just simple crowding or relapse cases. These publications and presentations focus more on treatment outcomes than on the related diagnosis process, treatment planning and biomechanics.

Understanding three-dimensional diagnosis and treatment planning as well as biomechanics of tooth movement are very important to clinicians who may use clear aligners to treat difficult orthodontic cases. This book outlines basic principles for using clear aligners to address various difficult orthodontic cases.

Dr. Jae Hyun Park
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
5835 East Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
Tel: 480-248-8165
Fax: 480-248-8117


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