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Invisalign is more comfortable than fixed appliances: A trial

By on September 25, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments
Invisalign is more comfortable than fixed appliances: A trial

Invisalign has become an established orthodontic treatment method. However, there have been few trials into its effectiveness. This new study looks at whether there is less discomfort with Invisalign compared to fixed appliances. (Visited 1,729 times, 1,729 visits today)

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Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

By on September 21, 2017 in Recent posts with 10 Comments
Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

This is a guest post by Simon Littlewood on the difficult subject of orthodontic retention. He is one of the World’s experts on orthodontic retention. It is a really good read! Simon works in Bradford, North of England… (Visited 3,788 times, 244 visits today)

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Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

The impaction of permanent canine teeth is a real problem. We frequently try to intercept this by extracting primary canines. But is this effective? (Visited 4,290 times, 95 visits today)

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The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

By on September 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 3 Comments
The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

Every now and then a team of investigators does a simple study that may result in a clinically useful finding. This blog post is about one of these studies. (Visited 1,943 times, 10 visits today)

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Orthodontic treatment with customised fixed appliances – a randomized clinical trial

By on September 4, 2017 in Recent posts with 14 Comments
Orthodontic treatment with customised fixed appliances – a randomized clinical trial

  This guest post is by Martyn Cobourne, Chair of Orthodontics at Kings College, London. It is on a recent trial of customised fixed appliances. (Visited 2,985 times, 16 visits today)

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Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

By on August 29, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments
Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

I have written several times about the poor evidence base of heavily marketed new orthodontic materials and techniques. This post is about a recently published paper that takes an interesting look at this problem. (Visited 2,328 times, 1 visits today)

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