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Tag: Class II malocclusion

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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Do orthodontic extractions lead to posterior positioning of the condyle?

Do orthodontic extractions lead to posterior positioning of the condyle?

By on March 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 12 Comments

Do orthodontic extractions lead to posterior positioning of the condyle? Over the past year I have written several times about the recent research on orthodontic extractions. This new study attempts to find if extractions influence the 3D position of the condyle.

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Twitter, bullying, dentofacial features and orthodontic treatment.

Twitter, bullying, dentofacial features and orthodontic treatment.

By on March 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 1 Comment

Twitter, bullying, dentofacial features and orthodontic treatment. This post is not about “the usual” orthodontic paper. I came across this interesting study on one aspect of social media, bullying and orthodontics and I felt that it was relevant to our patients.

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Is overjet reduction influenced by the duration of functional appliance wear?

Is overjet reduction influenced by the duration of functional appliance wear?

By on February 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Is overjet reduction influenced by the duration of functional appliance wear? We all think that the effectiveness of removable functional appliances is influenced by the amount of time that our patients wear their appliances. This post is about a new study that answers this question.

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Is early orthodontic treatment based on evidence? Looking for “needles in a haystack”.

Is early orthodontic treatment based on evidence? Looking for “needles in a haystack”.

By on January 23, 2017 in Recent posts, Systematic reviews with 15 Comments

One of the most controversial areas in orthodontics is about the timing of orthodontic treatment.  There are many orthodontists who are starting to introduce “early or interceptive” treatment into their clinical practices.  But is this evidence based?  This systematic review provides us with good information on early orthodontic treatment.

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