This is a comprehensive textbook written for the predoctoral dental student. Samir E. Bishara and the other contributors present the fundamentals of orthodontics in 30 chapters divided into six sections: Growth and Development; Diagnosis; Appliances; Treatment and Treatment Considerations; Other Aspects Related to Treatment; and Orthodontics and Adjunct Treatment. Case examples relate the concepts to clinical applications and make the text appealing and useful.Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of orthodontics, including general embryology; approaches to the diagnosis of different malocclusions; how orthodontic appliances work; surgical orthodontics and temporomandibular disorders. More than 20 renowned contributors allow the reader to learn from todays leading orthodontic experts, including Thomas Graber, Eugene Roberts, and A.E. Athanasiou.Provides a detailed approach of how to examine an orthodontic case, diagnose and differentiate between simple and more complex problems.More than 960 illustrations visually demonstrate case examples from start to finish - clinical applications come to life.