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Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help?

Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help?

By on June 19, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help? This is the second of two posts on the effectiveness of Invisalign and Fixed Appliances. Last week I looked at a retrospective study and this week I will look at a new systematic review. A lot of people read this post and […]

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Big Data and orthodontic research

Big Data and orthodontic research

By on June 15, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

‘Big Data’ This is the first of the guest posts on my blog. It is by Professor Phil Benson, who is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Sheffield (North of England). We have worked together for many years. His post is on the use of “big data” in orthodontic research as a potential source […]

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Which is better Invisalign v Fixed appliances: Does this study help?

Which is better Invisalign v Fixed appliances: Does this study help?

By on June 12, 2017 in Recent posts with 17 Comments

Which is better Invisalign v Fixed appliances: Does this study help? There is no doubt that the development of aligners has changed orthodontics.  However, I often wonder if we know whether aligners “work as well” as fixed appliances.  This post is about a newly published study that provides us with some information.

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Damon advertising is judged to breach a UK advertising code…

Damon advertising is judged to breach a UK advertising code…

By on June 7, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Damon advertising is judged to breach a UK advertising code… I recently came across a ruling by the UK Advertising Standards Authority on Damon bracket advertising.  They concluded that the evidence provided by Ormco was not adequate to demonstrate that Damon braces provided faster and less painful treatment than traditional braces. I have cut and paste the […]

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Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation….

Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation….

By on June 5, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation…. At a recent conference I was discussing “ways to make teeth move faster”.  After my presentation a delegate asked me about the evidence that underpinned micro-osteoperforation or MOPS.  So, let’s talk about MOPS/Propel…

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