Is Orthodontics on the Verge of Radical Change?
To date, teeth displacement is classified according to a purely descriptive formula that dates back to 1899. Many regrets have been expressed on the lack of theoretical underpinnings for this 'angle classification', although a better system is yet to be found. It is precisely this gap that is now filled by the present research report from Swiss dentist, orthodontist and specialist in cephalometry, Dr. Martin vom Brocke. Here, he depicts new analytical possibilities for representing the term 'harmonious' through the use of convergence speeds. Taking the positional relationship of the first small molar teeth (premolars), he proposes a new dental classification that stands in a significant structural relation to the position of the ears, the chin, the nose, the eyes, tooth sizes, the occlusion, the second dentition, and the zeta4 function.
Vom Brocke's central finding is an evolution-dependent structural adjustment phenomenon that follows the mathematically harmonious zeta functions. This phenomenon, described by the author as 'struction', opens up new possibilities also beyond the field of orthodontics. The research findings, obtained by vom Brocke on the basis of 350 recognised scientific publications, are supported by observations from other areas of biology and appear to be transferable to a wide range of natural growth processes.
„This impressive cephalometric investigation, which reveals fascinating numerical relationships, deserves further investigation.“
Prof. Dr. Duri Rungger (Genetics), University of Geneva.
„I would like to congratulate you on the publication of this work.“
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Arnold, Chair of Biological and Material-Scientific Foundations of Dentistry, University of Witten/ Herdecke.
„The concept and the analysis of the issues has been very successful, for which I offer my compliments.“
Prof. PhD. Theodore Eliades, University of Zurich, Director of the Clinic for Orthodontics.
Hardcover,126 pages with about 80 illustrations,
ISBN 978-3-945127-04-9, 10 x 7.3 x 0.5 inches; 14.4 ounces (408 g).