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Archive for February, 2016

AcceleDent does not reduce orthodontic pain: Another trial…..

AcceleDent does not reduce orthodontic pain: Another trial…..

AcceleDent does not reduce orthodontic pain: Another trial.. One of the main purposes of my blog is to help keep up with the literature and at the moment there are several papers being published on the clinical effects of methods of speeding up orthodontic treatment. Several manufacturers also claim that their innovations reduce orthodontic pain, […]

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Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial…

Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial…

Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial… A few weeks ago I posted on a pilot study that evaluated the effectiveness of phototherapy on  orthodontic tooth movement.  This post is on a new study that looks at whether phototherapy (OrthoPulse) increases rate of orthodontic space closure. I felt that this was an interesting study and decided […]

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Self-ligating orthodontic brackets expand arches?

Self-ligating orthodontic brackets expand arches?

By on February 15, 2016 in Recent posts, Research Methods with 13 Comments

Self ligating brackets expand dental arches? It is a while since I came across a study of self-ligating brackets. This paper was recently published in the European Journal of Orthodontics and outlined a study that concluded a passive self ligating system produced a widening of dental arches.  This may be useful in expanding dental arch […]

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What do we know about orthodontic retention?  A new Cochrane Review tells us something?

What do we know about orthodontic retention? A new Cochrane Review tells us something?

By on February 8, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 19 Comments

Can a new Cochrane review help us with deciding on the best orthodontic retention? One of the most challenging areas of orthodontic care is deciding on how we are going to retain the great treatment that we have done. I also find that most of my patients ask many questions on retention. Can the  answer […]

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Can shining a light on teeth with photobiomodulation make them move faster? A new method of speeding up orthodontic treatment.

Can shining a light on teeth with photobiomodulation make them move faster? A new method of speeding up orthodontic treatment.

By on February 1, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Can shining a light on teeth make them move faster?  A new method of speeding up orthodontic treatment. We would all like to make teeth move faster and complete our orthodontic treatment in a shorter time. I have previously posted about several recent developments that aim to reduce treatment times which are being marketed without much […]

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