Dentofacial Esthetics: From Macro to Micro

November 1, 2020
Dentofacial Esthetics: From Macro to Micro

Orthodontic treatment generally aims to improve the occlusionand smile esthetics of the patient. But the patient's overallfacial appearance determines how they look to others, not justtheir smile. This book dives deep into dentofacial esthetics andteaches you how to evaluate each patient who walks through yourdoor from the macro to the micro, focusing first on the big pictureand then working your way to the minute details in order totreatment plan for the best possible outcome.The author's mantra is that "If you don't see it, you won'ttreat it," so his goal is to educate dentists and orthodontistsabout what they should be seeing in order to yield maximallyesthetic outcomes, taking into consideration concepts like estheticbalance and smile projection. This book will teach you to see theface and dentition in a different way, guiding you to understandwhat the problems are, how to think your way through them and putthem in a perspective so that you and the patient can agree on thefocus of treatment, and then how to choose the most appropriate andeffective treatment methods.An invaluable resource for any orthodontist or estheticdentist.