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Archive for March, 2015

What is the best treatment method for Anterior Crossbites:  fixed or removable appliances?

What is the best treatment method for Anterior Crossbites: fixed or removable appliances?

A new trial of treatment methods for anterior crossbites Every now and then someone publishes a paper that is directed at answering a common clinical question and they use simple straightforward trial methodology. Today in the EJO I came across this great simple study into the best method of correcting anterior cross bites. It was […]

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Early orthodontic treatment: More evidence of lack of evidence!

Early orthodontic treatment: More evidence of lack of evidence!

Early orthodontic treatment: More evidence of lack of evidence! I was planning not to do a blog this week, as I am completely snowed under with work.  But then I spotted a tweet from the brilliant Dental Elf (@TheDentalElf) and they have beaten me again to a really interesting paper on early orthodontic treatment. As a […]

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Can we predict eruption of palatally displaced canines?  a RCT

Can we predict eruption of palatally displaced canines? a RCT

Predictors of eruption of palatally displaced canines. Several months ago I reviewed an excellent trial on the interceptive treatment of palatally displaced canines (PDC). This was a very popular post that generated many comments. In my discussion, I wondered if the authors had carried out any additional work on whether they could predict the effects of removing the […]

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Myofunctional orthodontics continued: A new trial!

Myofunctional orthodontics continued: A new trial!

Myofunctional orthodontics continued… a new trial! This post follows on from last week’s very popular blog which was read 2,500 times in a week. In that post I wrote that I was only aware of one prospective study of Myofunctional therapy. But Valter Ronnholm,  posted a comment that pointed me to a new study in the European Journal of […]

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