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Archive for December, 2015

A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog!

A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog!

By on December 21, 2015 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 6 Comments

A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog from Manchester, North of England…. At the end of each year I reflect on this orthodontic blog and publish a Christmas orthodontic blog that reflects on the previous year.  I evaluate the activity using various analytics programmes.  I am pleased to find that this year the blog was read […]

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Which are best?  Fixed or removable functional appliances….

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances….

By on December 14, 2015 in Recent posts, Systematic reviews, Trials with 9 Comments

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances…. Over the past few months I have covered several interesting and clinically relevant systematic reviews. I was pleased to come across this new review on the effects of fixed versus removable function appliances published in the European Journal of Orthodontics. Our choice of functional appliances is important […]

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Does Myofunctional orthodontics work?  We have a trial to help us decide!

Does Myofunctional orthodontics work? We have a trial to help us decide!

Does Myofunctional orthodontics work: We have a trial! I think that one of the most interesting areas in orthodontics at the moment is myofunctional orthodontics and I’ve posted about this before. The main reason for my interest is that while it is a controversial area there may be something to the overall philosophy of correcting […]

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How can we treat traumatic orthodontic ulcers? A trial that helps us!

How can we treat traumatic orthodontic ulcers? A trial that helps us!

By on December 1, 2015 in Recent posts, Research Methods with 9 Comments

How should we treat traumatic oral ulcers in orthodontic patients? We all know what a pain traumatic orthodontic ulcers can be to our orthodontic patients.  I have always advised my patients that ulcers are a problem that will resolve in a few days.  When a patient has a major ulcer I have suggested that they […]

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