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Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

By on January 15, 2018 in Recent posts with 26 Comments

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.

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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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Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

By on February 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels? This post is about a new study that investigates the effect of retainers and extractions on marginal bone levels. I thought it was very interesting as it included an evaluation of the effect of extractions.

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Do orthodontic extractions change soft tissue profiles?

Do orthodontic extractions change soft tissue profiles?

Do premolar extractions influence soft tissue profile in Class II cases? As we all know the extraction/non-extraction debate  continues in orthodontic and dental circles. My feeling is that most of the opinions on either side tend to lack an evidence base, because there is a dearth of research on orthodontic extractions. I was, therefore, pleased […]

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Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible have an effect?

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible have an effect?

By on September 7, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible work? After all the excitement of last week’s post I’m going to return to a simple review of a recent randomised trial on the effects of anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible. It was published in the Angle orthodontist; so it is open access.

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