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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 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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A systematic review provides us with useful information on early facemask treatment of Class III malocclusion

A systematic review provides us with useful information on early facemask treatment of Class III malocclusion

By on January 9, 2017 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

A systematic review provides us with useful information on early facemask treatment of Class III malocclusion The interception of the development of malocclusion is one of the most interesting areas in clinical orthodontics. This post is my interpretation of a systematic review that looked at the effectiveness of early facemask treatment for Class III malocclusion. […]

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Another trial suggests that AcceleDent may not be effective…

Another trial suggests that AcceleDent may not be effective…

By on December 5, 2016 in Recent posts with 16 Comments

Another trial suggests that AcceleDent may not be effective… Regular readers of this blog will know that I have posted about AcceleDent before. In these posts I discussed that the claims made by the manufacturer and the Key Opinion Leaders may not supported by research. This new study adds to the evidence about this intervention.

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Another trial on maxillary protraction shows it works: but does it?

Another trial on maxillary protraction shows it works: but does it?

By on November 7, 2016 in Recent posts with 7 Comments

Another trial on maxillary protraction shows it works: but does it? A few weeks ago I discussed a trial that showed early intervention with protraction headgear could correct class III malocclusion. This new trial on investigates the effectiveness of skeletal anchored maxillary protraction. The authors concluded that this was effective. But is it?

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