Aesthetic aspects of orthodontic treatment have emerged prominently in recent years due to increasing concern among people about their appearance. Individuals are not only concerned about their appearance post-treatment period, they are equally worried about it when the treatment is still continuing. Apart from youngsters that are keen about outward appearance, adult patients are equally interested in aesthetics as it affects their professional, social, and psychological well-being. With the increasing aesthetic concern, many new techniques have been developed in such a way that it would not alter the physical appearance of the patient. This special issue on Aesthetic Purposes and Devices in Orthodontic Therapy encourages and supports research and ideas on developing devices and improved techniques for orthodontic therapy. More research and developments are required for reducing the cost and time of the treatment. Not confining to the topics mentioned below, the special issue seeks the attention of the authors to contribute generously on the recent developments in this field: • Developments in armamentarium and biomechanics in aesthetic orthodontics • Adult orthodontics • Cosmetic orthodontic surgeries • Types and functions of tooth colored brackets • Types of treatments • Advantages and disadvantages of aesthetic orthodontics • Cost effective, alternative techniques, etc. Journal of Orthodontics & Endodontics invites researchers, clinicians, academicians worldwide to share their knowledge by sending us articles in the form of research, review, case report, short communication, image articles etc. This special issue would serve as an important source of information for professionals and researchers working in the field of aesthetic orthodontics and help them in overcoming the challenges involved in the treatment of abnormal occlusions.
Aesthetic Purposes and Devices in Orthodontic Therapy
Dr. Vincenzo Grassia Ph.D. University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli Italy Submission date: 2017-05-14