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Orthodontic treatment and trauma to the front teeth: Are the risks reduced?

Orthodontic treatment and trauma to the front teeth: Are the risks reduced?

Early orthodontic treatment for Class II malocclusion reduces the risk of trauma to the front teeth:  How do we interpret this data; Odds, Risk and Numbers needed to treat? In my last blog, I described the results of our Cochrane Systematic review into the effectiveness of treatment for Class II malocclusion (http://goo.gl/9aLWlU). 

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What do we know about  Class II orthodontic treatment ? A new Cochrane Systematic Review

What do we know about Class II orthodontic treatment ? A new Cochrane Systematic Review

What do we know about  Class II orthodontic treatment? A new Cochrane Systematic Review This week on the Blog I am joined by Badri Thiruvenkatachari, who has worked with me for several years, and was the lead author on our updated Cochrane Systematic Review, on the treatment of Class II malocclusion, published last week.

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Can we reduce uncertainty in orthodontic treatment?

Can we reduce uncertainty in orthodontic treatment?

By on November 14, 2013 in Clinical Research, Personal opinion with 6 Comments

 Sense about Science: Reducing uncertainty in orthodontic treatment I spend a large amount of time browsing websites looking for interesting articles on research that is relevant or even not relevant to orthodontics.  One of the most interesting  sites is Sense about Science

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Top ten orthodontic Cochrane Systematic Reviews!

Top ten orthodontic Cochrane Systematic Reviews!

Top Ten Orthodontic Cochrane Reviews  Cochrane Oral Health Group This blog article is concerned with my list of the top ten orthodontic Cochrane systematic reviews. Many years ago when Iain Chalmers was establishing the Cochrane Collaboration he came to Manchester to meet Bill Shaw about setting up an Oral Health Group.

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Can we make teeth move faster?  The results of a trial..

Can we make teeth move faster? The results of a trial..

By on November 1, 2013 in Clinical Research, Trials with 12 Comments

Can we make teeth move faster? Effect of micro-osteoperforations on the rate of tooth movement: Alikhani et al American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: 2013 144: 639-48   This is a paper that is “hot off the press” and while I have been critical, I think that it is interesting and there may be […]

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