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Archive for November, 2015

AcceleDent vibration reduces orthodontic pain? A new trial

AcceleDent vibration reduces orthodontic pain? A new trial

By on November 23, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 5 Comments

Vibration reduces orthodontic pain: A new trial This post is a follow-up from previous posts in which I have reviewed the recent research on AcceleDent.  I have concluded that, at present,  AcceleDent does not appear to have an effect on orthodontic tooth movement. This newly published  study  evaluates whether the use of AcceleDent reduces orthodontic related pain.

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How to read a paper on a randomised trial

How to read a paper on a randomised trial

By on November 16, 2015 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 7 Comments

How to read a paper on a randomised trial. Since I started this blog several readers have contacted me and asked if I could write a post on what I look for when I read a paper on a randomised trial.  As my next few posts are on clinical trials I thought that it would be a good time […]

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The effectiveness of the Herbst appliance for patients with Class II malocclusion: A systematic review

The effectiveness of the Herbst appliance for patients with Class II malocclusion: A systematic review

By on November 9, 2015 in Recent posts, Research Methods with 1 Comment

Is the Herbst appliance effective? This is certainly the season for systematic reviews and last week I was I came across this one on the treatment of Class II malocclusion using the Herbst appliance.  I have always been interested in this appliance and we carried out a large randomised trial that evaluated the relative effects […]

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Can we speed up orthodontic treatment?

Can we speed up orthodontic treatment?

Can we make teeth move faster? A summary of current evidence There is no doubt that all orthodontists would like to speed up orthodontic treatment, as shorter treatment times would clearly benefit our patients. Over the past five years several methods to speed up treatment have been developed and in this post I’m going to discuss […]

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