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Archive for January, 2016

A simple summary of the need for Orthodontic Extractions..

A simple summary of the need for Orthodontic Extractions..

 Orthodontic Extractions: a simple summary This is Billy Biley, a cartoon character drawn by my son when he was seven years old. There may be a deeper meaning to this picture, but it now reflects my panic since I opened the Pandora’s box of  orthodontic extractions. In my previous three posts, I  outlined research projects that  evaluated […]

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A classic paper that informed us, years ago, that orthodontic extractions do not harm facial profiles!

A classic paper that informed us, years ago, that orthodontic extractions do not harm facial profiles!

Orthodontic extractions do not harm facial profiles I am continuing with the theme of orthodontic extractions again in this post. This is in response to comments made by  Lysle Johnston and Jay Bowman who reminded me that the effects of extractions had been addressed in the literature. I have, therefore, decided to base this blog […]

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Is there a relationship between orthodontic extractions and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Is there a relationship between orthodontic extractions and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Is there a relationship between orthodontic extractions and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea? Following last week’s blog on extractions I’m going to continue with the same subject by reviewing a paper that was sent to me by Dr Dave Turpin. This outlines a study that investigated whether orthodontic premolar extractions were associated with obstructive sleep apnoea.

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Do orthodontic extractions change soft tissue profiles?

Do orthodontic extractions change soft tissue profiles?

Do premolar extractions influence soft tissue profile in Class II cases? As we all know the extraction/non-extraction debate  continues in orthodontic and dental circles. My feeling is that most of the opinions on either side tend to lack an evidence base, because there is a dearth of research on orthodontic extractions. I was, therefore, pleased […]

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