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Archive for February, 2015

Let’s talk about myofunctional orthodontics…..

Let’s talk about myofunctional orthodontics…..

By on February 26, 2015 in Clinical Research, Personal opinion with 33 Comments

Let’s talk about myofunctional orthodontics…. In this post I would like to provide my academic opinion on the interesting, yet controversial, area of myofunctional orthodontics. I have been prompted to do this following feedback on previous blog postings from those who have developed and promoted the concepts of orthotropics and myofunctional orthodontics.  I have also spent some time researching […]

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Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics.

Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics.

Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics “Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time”  I am sorry to stay on the Pink Floyd theme, but this next blog is also about time and secular traits in orthodontics. One of the more traditional methods that has been used for orthodontic research […]

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Removable orthodontic appliances are only worn 9 hours a day!

Removable orthodontic appliances are only worn 9 hours a day!

By on February 4, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 15 Comments

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day…removable orthodontic appliances are only used 9 hours a day! It’s been a while since I managed to put a Pink Floyd link into a blog post and I know that this one is tenuous, but I have just bought a vinyl record player and got […]

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Over 200 million injuries to incisors caused by increased overjets: What can orthodontics do?

Over 200 million injuries to incisors caused by increased overjets: What can orthodontics do?

Over 200 million injuries to anterior teeth caused by increased overjet! Today I came across this interestingly titled paper via the Dental Elf Twitter feed.  This paper is an interesting systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature concerned with Traumatic Dental Injuries (TDI) and increased overjet.

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