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A simple trial of the extraction of primary canines to intercept palatally displaced canines provides us with great information.

By on February 19, 2018 in Recent posts with 7 Comments
A simple trial of the extraction of primary canines to intercept palatally displaced canines provides us with great information.

It is common practice to remove primary canines to intercept palatally displaced canines. This new paper provides us with great guidance on when this is likely to work or not… (Visited 5,762 times, 55 visits today)

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Is oral hygiene influenced by Invisalign or self ligating brackets?

By on February 12, 2018 in Recent posts with 2 Comments
Is oral hygiene influenced by Invisalign or self ligating brackets?

We are all concerned about the oral hygiene of our patients, but is it influenced by our choice of orthodontic appliances?  This new trial sheds some light on this problem. Some people have suggested that the choice of appliance may influence the ability of our patients to maintain their oral hygiene.  This may be particularly […]

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A new trial on making teeth move faster with Piezosurgery. You don’t always get want you want…

By on February 5, 2018 in Recent posts with 12 Comments
A new trial on making teeth move faster with Piezosurgery. You don’t always get want you want…

There are several new techniques that we can use to attempt to make teeth move faster. This new trial looks at the pretty invasive technique of piezosurgery. (Visited 2,495 times, 1 visits today)

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How many Temporary Anchorage Devices fail?

By on January 29, 2018 in Recent posts with 2 Comments
How many Temporary Anchorage Devices fail?

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) have revolutionised orthodontic treatment mechanics. But how many of these fail? This systematic review gives us useful information. (Visited 3,496 times, 2 visits today)

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What is faster for space closure?  Ni-Ti springs or powerchain?

By on January 22, 2018 in Recent posts with 11 Comments
What is faster for space closure?  Ni-Ti springs or powerchain?

Those of us who still diagnose malocclusion and extract teeth will want to know which is the best method of force application for sliding mechanic space closure.  This systematic review gives us the answer. Several trials have been done to help answer this question. This team of authors from Scotland and Australia did this systematic […]

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Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

By on January 15, 2018 in Recent posts with 26 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 3,806 times, 4 visits today)

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