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Fixed Orthodontic Appliances

A Practical Guide

  • Provides instruction on all aspects of fixed appliance treatment

  • Explains the merits and demerits of different approaches

  • Includes a wealth of superb illustrations


Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 1-10
  3. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 11-21
  4. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 23-44
  5. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 45-60
  6. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 61-74
  7. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 75-88
  8. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 89-100
  9. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 101-116
  10. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 117-124
  11. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 125-135
  12. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 137-144
  13. Padhraig Fleming, Jadbinder Seehra
    Pages 145-155
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 157-160

About this book


This guide to fixed appliance-based orthodontics is designed to serve as a comprehensive ‘how to’ manual. With the aid of a wealth of superb illustrations, instruction is provided on all aspects of fixed appliance treatment, including bracket placement and positioning, archwire selection and engagement, use of auxiliaries, placement of fixed retainers, and wire bending. The supporting text presents important information underpinning the selection of attachments and mechanics, emphasising the relative merits and demerits of the various approaches with appropriate use of key referencing. It will offer detailed support on the use of fixed orthodontic appliances for undergraduates and postgraduates and those starting with practical orthodontic treatments, while providing a valuable refresher and reference for more experienced clinicians.


Fixed appliance treatment Archwire selection Orthodontic treatment Placement of fixed retainers Overbite reduction Wire bending in orthodontics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Orthodontics DepartmentQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of OrthodonticsKing’s College LondonLondonUK

About the authors

Professor Padhraig Fleming, BA BDent Sc (Hons.), MSc, PhD, MFDS RCS (Eng), MFD RCS (Ire), FDS RCS (Edin.), MOrth RCS (Eng.), FDS (Orth) RCS, FHEA is Professor and Honorary Consultant at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. 

He is both Doctoral and Undergraduate Orthodontic programme lead at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests include the evaluation and refinement of novel orthodontic approaches attracting funding from national and international societies. This has involved both national and international collaborations and led to research awards from the American Academy of Orthodontists (2011) and the British Orthodontic Society (2012, 2013). Prof. Fleming has authored more than 120 journal articles in leading dental, orthodontic and medical journals and is the co-author of two reference textbooks. He is an Associate Editor for a number of leading dental and orthodontic journals.

Jadbinder Seehra, BDS (Hons), MSc, MFDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Eng), FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng), is Senior Specialist Clinical Teacher/Honorary Consultant at Kings College London and Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. He also works as a specialist orthodontic practitioner in private practice. Dr. Seehra is a member of the Education and Audit Committees of the British Orthodontic Society. He has held many training and examination positions and is currently the Chair of the Panel of Examiners for both the Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy, RCS (Eng) and Membership in Orthodontics, RCS (Eng). In 2012 he received the Chapman Prize in Orthodontics from the British Orthodontic Society. Dr. Seehra is the current Clinical Sub-Editor (CPD section) for the Journal of Orthodontics, Editor of the British Orthodontic Society Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin and Chairman of the Audit committee of the British Orthodontic Society.  He is an editorial review board member for both the Journal of Orthodontics and Angle Orthodontist. To date he has authored 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fixed Orthodontic Appliances
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide
  • Authors Padhraig Fleming
    Jadbinder Seehra
  • Series Title BDJ Clinician’s Guides
  • Series Abbreviated Title BDJ Clinician’s Guides
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-12164-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-12167-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-12165-5
  • Series ISSN 2523-3327
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-3335
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 127 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dentistry
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