An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

Archive for April, 2016

Let’s talk about…..Fastbraces

Let’s talk about…..Fastbraces

By on April 25, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 38 Comments

Let’s talk about Fastbraces Wouldn’t it be great if someone developed an orthodontic appliance that could be used by General Dental Practitioners with 1-2 days training. Better still, this appliance would allow them to complete treatment quicker than other braces, without taking teeth out. Welcome to  Fastbraces! 

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Fixed functional appliances do not make mandibles grow: Another massive systematic review of cephalometric data

Fixed functional appliances do not make mandibles grow: Another massive systematic review of cephalometric data

Fixed functional appliances do not make mandibles grow: Another massive systematic review of cephalometric data.. A few weeks ago I posted on a systematic review of Class II treatment and concluded that functional appliances do not have a clinically significant effect on skeletal pattern. This new post is on another systematic review which investigated the […]

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Welcome to do it yourself orthodontics…you do not even need to see a dentist!

Welcome to do it yourself orthodontics…you do not even need to see a dentist!

By on April 11, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 11 Comments

Do it yourself orthodontics: You do not even need to see a dentist! Over the past few years there has been the development and promotion of several types of orthodontic treatment to general dental practitioners, for example, Short Term Orthodontics and aligner systems. I have now come across the next stage. These are companies that provide […]

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What information can we give to our patients on the evidence on orthodontic care?

What information can we give to our patients on the evidence on orthodontic care?

By on April 5, 2016 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

What information can we give to our patients about the evidence on orthodontic care? The more observant readers of this blog will have noticed that I have not posted for a few weeks. This is because I have been away in Australia lecturing and taking a holiday. This is why I have illustrated this post with […]

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