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Alexander: The Alexander Discipline
Alexander, R. G. "Wick"

The Alexander Discipline
Volume 2: Long-Term Stability

1st Edition 2011
Hardcover, 204 pages, 1.000 images
Language: English
Subject: Orthodontics

Title-No.: 19291
ISBN 978-0-86715-468-9
Quintessence Publishing, USA

 46.00 € (formerly 152.00 €) 
In the specialty of orthodontics, treatment results depend on the clinician's knowledge, manual dexterity, philosophy, and effort. This book highlights the lack of common scientific guidelines in orthodontic practice, advocating for the recognition and identification of such guidelines that work to place the teeth in positions that will produce the healthiest, most functional, most esthetic, and most stable results possible. With so many factors influencing long-term stability, this book consolidates the 20 principles of the Alexander Discipline outlined in volume one into 6 guidelines for approaching long-term stability in orthodontics, focusing on the periodontium, torque control, skeletal and transverse control, occlusion, and the soft tissue profile. Each guideline is presented with several case studies that follow from the treatment plan to the definitive result and that highlight long-term stability in 5- to 40-year posttreatment records. A must-have for the practicing orthodontist.

Chapter 1. Introduction: Begin with Stability in Mind
Chapter 2. Selective Literature Review on Long-Term Stability
Chapter 3. Special Considerations in Orthodontics
Chapter 4. Anterior Torque Control
Chapter 5. Sagittal Skeletal Alteration and Vertical Skeletal Control
Chapter 6. Transverse Skeletal Alteration
Chapter 7. Functional Occlusion and Stability
Chapter 8. The Smile and Facial Harmony
Chapter 9. Factors Related to Relapse
"This book is principally aimed at specialist orthodontists but can also be useful for postgraduate studies and dentists with a special interest in orthodontics. The numerous case studies, which have benefited from long-term follow-up, demonstrate without a doubt the success of using the Alexander Discipline in achieving stability."
A. Lei; British Dental Journal (July 2012)

"Having treated over 15,000 orthodontic patients, Wick Alexander has an extraordinary wealth of orthodontic knowledge and experience that has enabled him to write this book. It aims to help the clinician 'identify guidelines that will produce the healthiest, most functional, most aesthetic, and most stable orthodontic results.'
The book has nine chapters; all beautifully illustrated with comprehensive patient records taken from the 'Room of Truth,' his bank of data pertaining to approximately 10,000 patients."
Natasha Wright
European Journal of Orthodontics (May 2012)

"In general, this book is certainly a well-thought-out delineation of scientifically proven, foundational concepts and treatment strategies that contribute to improved stability of the corrected malocclusion."
David A. Jones, DDS, MSD; Special Care in Dentistry (January/February 2012)