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Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

By on September 21, 2017 in Recent posts with 7 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 14 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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A trial on “surgery first” orthognathic surgery.

A trial on “surgery first” orthognathic surgery.

By on August 7, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

One of the most interesting recent orthodontic developments is the “surgery first” approach for orthognathic  surgery. This post is about a new trial that provides us with some information on this technique.

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TMD is not associated with dental occlusion?

TMD is not associated with dental occlusion?

By on July 31, 2017 in Recent posts with 22 Comments

One of the longest standing controversies in dentistry is about whether the occlusion is associated with TMD. This new systematic review may give us some answers? Over many years we have discussed, argued and debated whether the occlusion is associated with TMD.  People have organised conferences,  run legal cases, written complete editions of journals and […]

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