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Which are best?  Fixed or removable functional appliances….

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances….

By on December 14, 2015 in Recent posts, Systematic reviews, Trials with 9 Comments

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances…. Over the past few months I have covered several interesting and clinically relevant systematic reviews. I was pleased to come across this new review on the effects of fixed versus removable function appliances published in the European Journal of Orthodontics. Our choice of functional appliances is important […]

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Does Myofunctional orthodontics work?  We have a trial to help us decide!

Does Myofunctional orthodontics work? We have a trial to help us decide!

Does Myofunctional orthodontics work: We have a trial! I think that one of the most interesting areas in orthodontics at the moment is myofunctional orthodontics and I’ve posted about this before. The main reason for my interest is that while it is a controversial area there may be something to the overall philosophy of correcting […]

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Does Social Media help communication in orthodontics?

Does Social Media help communication in orthodontics?

By on August 10, 2015 in Recent posts, Trials with 3 Comments

Does Social Media help communication in Orthodontics? This post is about communication via social media and its potential vital role in orthodontic care.  This is becoming an increasingly important area of research because of the explosion in the use of social media.   I am sure that we are all aware of this by simply looking in […]

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Is it better to use a fixed or removable appliance to correct a crossbite?: The final answer!

Is it better to use a fixed or removable appliance to correct a crossbite?: The final answer!

What is the best method of crossbite correction: The answer! A few months ago I posted on the results of a trial of methods to correct anterior crossbites. Since then I have found several other papers from this trial and I have rewritten my original post to combine the findings into a single definitive post […]

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Self ligation:  more nails in the coffin?

Self ligation: more nails in the coffin?

Self ligation: More nails in the Coffin or “oh no: he is going on about self ligation again”! Those of you who follow the blog closely will have noticed that I have not posted for a while as I’ve been on holiday. I am now back after a good break  and I have returned to write about […]

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