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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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The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

By on September 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 3 Comments

Every now and then a team of investigators does a simple study that may result in a clinically useful finding. This blog post is about one of these studies.

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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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Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

By on August 29, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

I have written several times about the poor evidence base of heavily marketed new orthodontic materials and techniques. This post is about a recently published paper that takes an interesting look at this problem.

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