Sixth edition of orthodontic textbook released

March 1, 2007
The 260-page hardcover book contains many detailed illustrations and intraoral photographs of more than 30 individual cases.

LAPORTE, Indiana--Peter C. Kesling, DDS, ScD, inventor of the Tip-Edge orthodontic bracket system, has released the latest edition of his textbook.

The "Tip-Edge PLUS Guide and the Differential Straight-ArchTechnique, Sixth Edition" contains many detailed illustrations and intraoral photographs of more than 30 individual cases. Available in hardcover for the first time, the guide is 260 pages long.

The guide is the definitive handbook to using the Tip-Edge system, which was invented by Kesling more than 20 years ago. Tip-Edge brackets are distinguished by their unique archwire slot, which allows the teeth to tip naturally throughout the course of treatment.

This edition of the popular textbook has been completely revised to cover all aspects of the PLUS bracket system, which builds upon the original Tip-Edge bracket design. Special emphasis is placed on the brackets' distinctive deep tunnel feature, which eliminates the need for uprighting springs, torquing auxiliaries, headgear, and anchorage devices during the third stage of treatment.

"The Tip-Edge Guide is an invaluable resource," said Harvard University School of Dental Medicine Clinical Instructor in Oral and Developmental Biology Morton Speck, DMD. "For those already practicing Tip-Edge," Speck continued, "the guide provides an excellent review with many trouble-shooting solutions. For the edgewise practitioner looking to simplify treatment and greatly reduce anchor requirements, the guide carefully and completely explains the principles
of the technique and thoroughly documents treatment procedures."

Dr. Kesling, a well-known practitioner, educator, and lecturer, has developed and patented many orthodontic appliances and treatment methods, including the Tip-Edge bracket system.

The Kesling family founded and continues to operate TP Orthodontics, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of orthodontic products and services.

To order the "Tip-Edge PLUS Guide and the Differential Straightarch Technique, Sixth Edition," visit or call a customer service representative at (800) 348-8856.