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Archive for September, 2015

Two years of this orthodontic blog: Temporary Anchorage Devices revisited.

Two years of this orthodontic blog: Temporary Anchorage Devices revisited.

Two years of the blog! Temporary Anchorage Devices revisited This week the blog is two years old. I am very surprised to find that from being read by about 100 people in the first week, it was hit 20,000 in September and this was a new record.  It has now become a major part of […]

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Does sleep disordered breathing influence facial form

Does sleep disordered breathing influence facial form

By on September 21, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 9 Comments

Does sleep disordered breathing influence facial form? One of the most controversial areas in orthodontics is the relationship between craniofacial form and breathing. This is very relevant because we do not  know how much the environment (e.g. breathing) influences the aetiology of malocclusion.  This area of research is becoming increasingly important as we search for treatments […]

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Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification?

Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification?

By on September 14, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification? Most followers of this blog will know that I tend to confine my posts to discussing clinical trials. However, very occasionally someone publishes a retrospective investigation that provides clinically interesting information, that my lead to a question that can be tested in a trial. This paper on the incidence of […]

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Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible have an effect?

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible have an effect?

By on September 7, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible work? After all the excitement of last week’s post I’m going to return to a simple review of a recent randomised trial on the effects of anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible. It was published in the Angle orthodontist; so it is open access.

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Should General Dentists provide orthodontic treatment?

Should General Dentists provide orthodontic treatment?

Should general dentists provide orthodontic treatment? In this post I’m going to discuss the rather controversial area of whether general dentists should provide orthodontic treatment. I will also risk discussing Short-Term Orthodontics (STO), Six Month Smiles, Anterior Alignment Orthodontics and Fast Braces.

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