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Are Class II elastics as effective as a functional appliance?  A trial that may answer this question

Are Class II elastics as effective as a functional appliance? A trial that may answer this question

By on December 22, 2016 in Recent posts with 6 Comments

Are elastics as effective as a functional appliance?  A trial that may answer this question Occasionally when I have given a lecture on functional appliances several people have asked whether I think class II elastics have a similar effect to the functional appliance. I have always replied that I am not too sure. This new paper […]

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Revisão do Ano? Desde aceleração do tratamento, extrações até óleo de cobra1!

Revisão do Ano? Desde aceleração do tratamento, extrações até óleo de cobra1!

By on December 20, 2016 in Portuguese with 0 Comments

Revisão do Ano? Desde aceleração do tratamento, extrações até óleo de cobra1!  Como nós estamos chegando perto do fim do ano, eu fiz uma revisão do ano baseado nos 10 posts mais lidos. Há 3 anos eu estou fazendo esse blog. Eu estou muito satisfeito que ele esteja sendo lido amplamente. No primeiro ano ele […]

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Qual contenção ortodôntica causa o maior acúmulo de placa?

Qual contenção ortodôntica causa o maior acúmulo de placa?

By on December 19, 2016 in Portuguese with 0 Comments

Qual contenção ortodôntica causa o maior acúmulo de placa? Eu tenho usado contenção fixa há muitos anos. Entretanto, eu sempre tive um pouco de preocupação com a possibilidade dela causar dano periodontal. Esse novo estudo nos fornece informações úteis e identifica uma questão sobre os aparelhos de contenção que são colados em todos os dentes […]

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Which orthodontic retainers cause the most plaque accumulation?

Which orthodontic retainers cause the most plaque accumulation?

By on December 19, 2016 in Recent posts with 10 Comments

Which orthodontic retainers cause the most plaque accumulation? I have used bonded orthodontic retainers for many years. However, I have always been a little concerned about their potential for causing  periodontal harm. This new study provides useful information and identifies a potential issue with retainers that are bonded to all the anterior teeth.  

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Review of the year? From speeding up treatment, extractions and snake oil

Review of the year? From speeding up treatment, extractions and snake oil

By on December 14, 2016 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

Review of the year? From speeding up treatment, extractions and snake oil! As we are now getting close to the end of the year, I have done a review of the year based on the top ten most widely read blog posts. I have now been doing this blog for three years. I am very pleased that it […]

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