Unique in the field, this new reference provides up-to-the-minute coverage of the fast-growing areas of esthetic orthodontic treatment planning, orthognathic surgery, and computerized videoimaging technology. Its multidiscliplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment details the best that each specialty (orthodontic, orthognathic, and facial plastic) has to offer. Excellent coverage of soft-tissue growth differentiates between contemporary orthodontic treatment planning in growing patients (youths and adolescents) and maturing patients (adults and aging adults). Principles of facial soft-tissue surgical options are presented in detail, making this text the perfect choice for maximizing the esthetic outcome of orthodontic cases and combined orthodontic and orthognathic cases.
Includes 460 color illustrations of "before, during, and after," including shots of the computerized videoimaging process, to demonstrate treatment planning and patient results in an immediate, highly visual manner. Features case studies that take the reader through diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of adults, youths, and adolescents, discussing a multidisciplinary approach to care. Presents the basics of computerized videoimaging technology and how it is used for diagnosis, treatment planning, testing of various treatment options, and communication with patients. Thorough coverage gives a good understanding of how this technology works, its strengths, and its weaknesses, helping the reader determine its role in his or her practice. Covers applications of computerized imaging technology, including the use of digital records instead of photography and radiographs, information on data-base management, and highly efficient and descriptive information transfer. Provides treatment planning worksheets tied directly to the computer information management systems discussed in the text -- a ready-made template to use when diagnosing and planning patient treatment.