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Laser irradiation speeds up tooth movement?

Laser irradiation speeds up tooth movement?

By on December 18, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

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.

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Does substituting premolars for canines look good?

Does substituting premolars for canines look good?

By on October 9, 2017 in Recent posts with 9 Comments

  Occasionally, we decide that an impacted canine cannot be aligned and decide to remove it and replace it with a first premolar.  This study provides great information on the aesthetics of this approach.

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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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Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference?

Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference?

By on July 10, 2017 in Recent posts with 15 Comments

Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference? I think that Cone Beam CT images are fantastic and they seem to make my diagnosis so much easier and accurate.  But, is this really true? This new paper in the EJO provides an interesting perspective….

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CBCT vs conventional views in localising impacted canines. Careful with that radiation Eugene: (Revisited).

CBCT vs conventional views in localising impacted canines. Careful with that radiation Eugene: (Revisited).

By on March 27, 2017 in Recent posts with 18 Comments

CBCT vs conventional views in localising impacted canines. Careful with that radiation Eugene: (Revisited). One of the first posts that I did was on the use of CBCT in localising unerupted teeth.  The AJO-DDO has recently  published an investigation that looks at this subject in greater depth.  As a result, I am updating this post […]

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