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Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think?

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think?

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think? We have all been faced with the dilemma of whether to open or close missing lateral incisor space.  This post is is based on a recent paper that investigated lay people’s perception of the aesthetic outcome of this clinical problem.

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A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog!

A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog!

By on December 21, 2015 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 6 Comments

A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog from Manchester, North of England…. At the end of each year I reflect on this orthodontic blog and publish a Christmas orthodontic blog that reflects on the previous year.  I evaluate the activity using various analytics programmes.  I am pleased to find that this year the blog was read […]

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AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial!

AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial!

AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial! Earlier this year I posted about AcceleDent. This was a popular posting and was read 4,000 times. Since then several people suggested to me that I had not been critical enough of this new technology. I took this approach because they had developed a cautious […]

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Can we predict eruption of palatally displaced canines?  a RCT

Can we predict eruption of palatally displaced canines? a RCT

Predictors of eruption of palatally displaced canines. Several months ago I reviewed an excellent trial on the interceptive treatment of palatally displaced canines (PDC). This was a very popular post that generated many comments. In my discussion, I wondered if the authors had carried out any additional work on whether they could predict the effects of removing the […]

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New evidence on the treatment of palatally displaced canines!

New evidence on the treatment of palatally displaced canines!

Should we extract primary canines to prevent palatal canine impactions? This post is on the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of removing primary canines in the hope that this encourages the eruption of palatally displaced permanent canines (PDC). As we all know, this is an established procedure that is practiced widely.

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