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Bone anchored RME increases nasal airflow: A good randomised trial!

Bone anchored RME increases nasal airflow: A good randomised trial!

By on October 30, 2017 in Recent posts with 9 Comments

It is about time that I posted about a trial. This new study looked at the effects of bone anchored RME appliances on the airway. I thought that it was great.

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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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Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

By on September 21, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

This is a guest post by Simon Littlewood on the difficult subject of orthodontic retention. He is one of the World’s experts on orthodontic retention. It is a really good read! Simon works in Bradford, North of England…

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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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Orthodontic treatment with customised fixed appliances – a randomized clinical trial

Orthodontic treatment with customised fixed appliances – a randomized clinical trial

By on September 4, 2017 in Recent posts with 15 Comments

  This guest post is by Martyn Cobourne, Chair of Orthodontics at Kings College, London. It is on a recent trial of customised fixed appliances.

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