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Systematic reviews

Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

The impaction of permanent canine teeth is a real problem. We frequently try to intercept this by extracting primary canines. But is this effective?

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Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation….

Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation….

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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Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews?

Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews?

Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews? Over the past 10 years there have been many orthodontic systematic reviews.  I am now wondering if there are too many…..just a thought in a short blog post….

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Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking?

Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking?

We are all familiar with the young patient who has an anterior open bite caused by thumb sucking.  This new systematic review provides us with some evidence on the treatment for this common problem. I have just got back from a four day trip to New Zealand to lecture to the New Zealand Association of […]

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No evidence that orthodontic extractions damage facial profiles.

No evidence that orthodontic extractions damage facial profiles.

By on January 30, 2017 in Recent posts, Systematic reviews with 11 Comments

Early last year I wrote several posts on the effect of orthodontic extractions on facial profile. Since then, this interesting systematic review has provided us with more useful information.

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