Research Methods in Orthodontics

A Guide to Understanding Orthodontic Research

  • Theodore Eliades

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Orthodontic Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Spiros Zinelis, William A. Brantley
      Pages 3-33
    3. Christos Rahiotis, Theodore Eliades, Nikolaos Silikas, George Eliades
      Pages 35-60
    4. Harris Pratsinis, Eleni Mavrogonatou, Adamantia Papadopoulou, Dimitris Kletsas
      Pages 61-78
  3. Computers in Orthodontic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Demetrios J. Halazonetis
      Pages 81-111
  4. Clinical Orthodontic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Kevin O’Brien
      Pages 115-126
    3. Moschos A. Papadopoulos
      Pages 127-158
  5. Biological Research in Orthodontics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Dionysios J. Papachristou, Efthimia K. Basdra
      Pages 185-211

About this book


The orthodontic literature includes many articles on basic science and engineering research techniques, but clinicians are typically unfamiliar with the principles underlying these techniques and may also lack the background knowledge required for a full appreciation of their role. This book comprehensively reviews a wide array of the research methods most frequently encountered in the literature, encompassing the areas of materials science and clinical and biological research. The various methods and techniques are carefully described, and their indications and limitations are explained. All of the information is up to date, reflecting latest developments.

For practicing professionals, Research Methods in Orthodontics will be an ideal introduction to instrumental analysis and basic science research methods in the field. It will also serve as an excellent reference guide for researchers. By familiarizing orthodontists with the basics of research methods, the book will boost their ability to keep pace with developments in treatment approaches, materials, and techniques and assist in the transfer of relevant future findings into practice.


Biological research in orthodontics Clinical research in orthodontics Computers in orthodontics Craniofacial biology Materials and mechanics in orthodontics

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodore Eliades
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Dental Medicine, Department of OrthodonticsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31376-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31377-6
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