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A new trial on making teeth move faster with Piezosurgery. You don’t always get want you want…

A new trial on making teeth move faster with Piezosurgery. You don’t always get want you want…

By on February 5, 2018 in Recent posts with 12 Comments

There are several new techniques that we can use to attempt to make teeth move faster. This new trial looks at the pretty invasive technique of piezosurgery.

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How many Temporary Anchorage Devices fail?

How many Temporary Anchorage Devices fail?

By on January 29, 2018 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) have revolutionised orthodontic treatment mechanics. But how many of these fail? This systematic review gives us useful information.

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What is faster for space closure?  Ni-Ti springs or powerchain?

What is faster for space closure?  Ni-Ti springs or powerchain?

By on January 22, 2018 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

Those of us who still diagnose malocclusion and extract teeth will want to know which is the best method of force application for sliding mechanic space closure.  This systematic review gives us the answer. Several trials have been done to help answer this question. This team of authors from Scotland and Australia did this systematic […]

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Invisalign let us know what is going on!

Invisalign let us know what is going on!

By on December 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Last week I wrote a very popular post about Invisalign, their advertising and the opening of an Invisalign store in San Francisco. Since then Jamie Morley who is the General Manager for Invisalign, UK and Ireland, has responded to me. He has provided clarification on some of the points that I raised.

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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 10 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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