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To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

By on July 17, 2017 in Recent posts with 19 Comments

To extract teeth or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma? One of the most important decisions that we take in orthodontic treatment planning is whether we need to extract teeth or not. This post is about a recent study that evaluated aspects of this decision.

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Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm?

Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm?

By on July 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 14 Comments

Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm? This is a guest post by Dr Mark Wertheimer from South Africa. This is about his feelings about potential issues with professionalism, new treatments and advertising.

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Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking?

Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking?

By on April 3, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking? We are all familiar with the young patient who has an anterior open bite caused by thumb sucking.  This new systematic review provides us with some evidence on the treatment for this common problem. I have just got back from a four day trip to New Zealand […]

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CBCT vs conventional views in localising impacted canines. Careful with that radiation Eugene: (Revisited).

CBCT vs conventional views in localising impacted canines. Careful with that radiation Eugene: (Revisited).

By on March 27, 2017 in Recent posts with 18 Comments

CBCT vs conventional views in localising impacted canines. Careful with that radiation Eugene: (Revisited). One of the first posts that I did was on the use of CBCT in localising unerupted teeth.  The AJO-DDO has recently  published an investigation that looks at this subject in greater depth.  As a result, I am updating this post […]

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Another nail in the coffin of the non-extraction obsession: a new study

Another nail in the coffin of the non-extraction obsession: a new study

By on February 27, 2017 in Recent posts with 26 Comments

Do extractions influence facial aesthetics? A long-term study. In some of my previous posts I have discussed the effect of extraction/non-extraction on facial profile. However, I managed to miss this paper that was published last year. I feel that it certainly provides us with useful information.

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