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Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

By on June 26, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Ormco/Damon response to the UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation. A short time ago the UK advertising standards agency concluded that Ormco/Damon advertising  on self ligation was misleading. This post is about the Ormco response and my thoughts on the decision.

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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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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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The end of self-ligation: or is it?

The end of self-ligation: or is it?

By on May 22, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

The final nail in the self ligation coffin: or is it? As readers of this blog will know I have posted about self ligation several times.  I have recently read a new study that looks at whether self-ligation results in a reduction in the duration of treatment, but does this add to knowledge? I will […]

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