An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

Archive for July, 2016

Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study…

Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study…

Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study… The effectiveness of early Class II treatment is one of the areas of orthodontic treatment that has being extensively researched  with randomised trials that have then been included in systematic reviews. This large body of research has concluded that there are limited advantages in undertaking early treatment when […]

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I have decided to become an orthodontic quack and snake oil salesman!

I have decided to become an orthodontic quack and snake oil salesman!

I have decided to become an orthodontic quack and snake oil salesman! I have always been interested in orthodontic developments that may not be considered to be mainstream. These are often promoted by practitioners who consider themselves to be “mavericks” or “great thinkers”. I have debated their techniques many times with them with limited success. […]

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Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.

Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.

Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1. This post is the first of a series in which I will address the role of breathing in the aetiology of malocclusion and whether there is a role for orthodontic treatment to help reduce childhood sleep disordered […]

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What are the adverse effects of lingual orthodontic appliances? A new systematic review

What are the adverse effects of lingual orthodontic appliances? A new systematic review

A systematic review on the adverse effects of lingual orthodontic appliances. One of the most important developments in orthodontics has been the introduction of lingual orthodontic appliances. There is no doubt that these have significant aesthetic advantages over labial appliances.  But are their adverse effects such as pain and discomfort the same?  This question was investigated by a team […]

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A summary post on  “how do we make orthodontic tooth movement faster”? AcceleDent and Osteoperforation

A summary post on “how do we make orthodontic tooth movement faster”? AcceleDent and Osteoperforation

How do we make teeth move faster? This is another summary of my previous posts and is on  “how can we make orthodontic tooth movement faster”? If we all had a wish list of our hopes to improve orthodontic treatment, I am sure that the development of a method to make teeth move faster would be close to […]

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