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Archive for September, 2016

What can we do about missing lateral incisors?

What can we do about missing lateral incisors?

By on September 26, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 13 Comments

What can we do about missing lateral incisors? One of my most popular posts was on the dilemma of whether we should open or close space to replace missing lateral incisors. This generated a lot of debate. Do we have more evidence on this important question?  A systematic review that the AJO-DDO has just published may […]

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30 years of orthodontics….what has changed?

30 years of orthodontics….what has changed?

By on September 20, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 21 Comments

30 years of orthodontics….what has changed? I have just returned from holiday and while I was taking a break I realised that it is 30 years since I completed my orthodontic specialist training.   I thought that I should write a post on the changes that have occurred in 30 years of orthodontics and I hope […]

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Are bonded retainers better than vacuum formed orthodontic retainers? A new trial lets us know.

Are bonded retainers better than vacuum formed orthodontic retainers? A new trial lets us know.

By on September 12, 2016 in Recent posts with 24 Comments

Are bonded retainers better than vacuum formed orthodontic retainers? A new trial lets us know. I’m sure that we all feel that retention is one of the most difficult problems in orthodontics. There are several different types of orthodontic retainers but we are not really sure on which is the most effective. This new trial provides […]

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Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion

By on September 8, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 4 Comments

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion My last post on Class III protraction headgear reducing the need for orthognathic surgery was read very widely.  Several people have made comments directly and via social media. I feel that these comments were interesting and relevant. I have done an additional post so that I […]

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Early Class III protraction treatment works and reduces the need for orthognathic surgery:  A  trial that shows us something useful!

Early Class III protraction treatment works and reduces the need for orthognathic surgery: A trial that shows us something useful!

By on September 5, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 20 Comments

Early Class III protraction treatment works and reduces the need for orthognathic surgery:  A randomised trial that shows us something useful! Once in a while a study team carries out a trial that provides us with very useful clinical information.  This post is about a paper that shows us that early Class III protraction facemask treatment reduces […]

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