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Archive for June, 2016

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think?

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think?

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think? We have all been faced with the dilemma of whether to open or close missing lateral incisor space.  This post is is based on a recent paper that investigated lay people’s perception of the aesthetic outcome of this clinical problem.

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Oh no, we have  white spot lesions on debond: What should we do?

Oh no, we have white spot lesions on debond: What should we do?

Oh no, we have white spot lesions on debond: What should we do? Unfortunately, we are all familiar with the problem of white spot lesions when we debond patients. Over the years I have tried many techniques and treatments to attempt to treat them, with mixed success.  This new clinical trial provides us with useful information about […]

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Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion

Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion

By on June 15, 2016 in Recent posts, Summary posts with 12 Comments

Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion In this post I am combining some of my most popular and relevant posts into one post that I hope will summarise the current knowledge of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion.  This will start with a brief guide to functional appliance treatment and then […]

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Breathe..breathe in the air:  a classic paper on breathing and facial growth.

Breathe..breathe in the air: a classic paper on breathing and facial growth.

Breathe..breathe in the air:  a classic paper on breathing and facial growth. Since I started this blog  I have become aware of orthodontists and dentists who work in the area of breathing and orthodontic treatment.  So I thought that I would post on one of the classic research  papers in this area. This is a […]

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Let’s talk about Six Month Smiles

Let’s talk about Six Month Smiles

Let’s talk about six month smiles This post is one of the “let’s talk about series”.  This has previously included discussions on myofunctional  therapy, Acceledent and Fastbraces. So “let’s talk about Six Month Smiles”.

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