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Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

By on January 15, 2018 in Recent posts with 19 Comments
Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

The relationship between orthodontic treatment and the airway is an area of controversy in orthodontics. This recently published trial may provide us with some answers to this question. (Visited 2,994 times, 16 visits today)

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No evidence that AcceleDent increases the rate of orthodontic space closure: A new trial

By on January 8, 2018 in Recent posts with 5 Comments
No evidence that AcceleDent increases the rate of orthodontic space closure: A new trial

This new paper provides us with further information on the lack of effect of the AcceleDent device. Perhaps it is time for AcceleDent to change their promotional material? (Visited 2,846 times, 3 visits today)

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Should general dentists provide orthodontic treatment (revisited)?

By on January 2, 2018 in Recent posts with 35 Comments
Should general dentists provide orthodontic treatment (revisited)?

In this first post of 2018, I am going to discuss  whether general dentists should provide orthodontic treatment.  I have decided to revisit this because of the recent advertising campaigns run by some of the specialist societies, in which they highlight the differences between a specialist and a general dentist.   (Visited 8,009 times, 10 visits today)

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A massive summary of the best of my blog for 2017

By on December 20, 2017 in Recent posts with 10 Comments
A massive summary of the best of my blog for 2017

In this post I have made a list of the most popular blog posts from this year. If you have time you can look back and re-read them or have a look at some that you missed. I have been doing this blog for three years now and the readership has grown dramatically. Over the […]

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Laser irradiation speeds up tooth movement?

By on December 18, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments
Laser irradiation speeds up tooth movement?

There is currently a lot of interest in methods of speeding up the rate of orthodontic tooth movement. This new study shows that laser light irradiation has an effect. Let’s look at it critically. (Visited 2,144 times, 4 visits today)

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Invisalign let us know what is going on!

By on December 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 12 Comments
Invisalign let us know what is going on!

Last week I wrote a very popular post about Invisalign, their advertising and the opening of an Invisalign store in San Francisco. Since then Jamie Morley who is the General Manager for Invisalign, UK and Ireland, has responded to me. He has provided clarification on some of the points that I raised. (Visited 7,671 times, […]

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