Handbook of Orthodontics​


This popular orthodontic textbook is now in its second edition and covers the theoretical basis and clinical practice of orthodontics, with a particular focus on evidence based treatment. 

Characterised by a clear writing style and use of pedagogic features designed to make learning easy, there are numerous 'pull-out' boxes to aid retention of key facts, as well as highlighted essential-references within the text. A useful detailed explanation of key papers is also provided within the bibliography. 

Exploring the concepts of occlusion and malocclusion, craniofacial development and postnatal growth, the Handbook goes on to explore orthodontic tooth movement, patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment planning - including the use of contemporary removable and fixed appliances. Extensive chapters explore the management of problems in the mixed and permanent dentitions in detail, as well as different treatment modalities and orthognathic surgery. Cleft lip and palate, and common syndromes affecting the craniofacial region, are also included.


This textbook is ideal for postgraduate orthodontic students, final year dental undergraduates and orthodontic therapists, as well as general dental practitioners with an interest in the field. Moreover, the layout makes it an ideal reference book for practitioners of all levels and experience.



You will find this Handbook to be beautifully illustrated and a pleasure to read....... I highly recommend this book for fourth year dental students, all graduate orthodontic residents, and educators and clinicians in our specialty........ I have one simple request: don't ask to borrow my copy.

David L. Turpin

American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics


The 'Where is the Evidence' sections are absolute genius, focusing the reader on the scientific basis of all the claims and theories presented in the book.

Jonathan Sandler

Journal of Orthodontics






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