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Are Class II elastics as effective as a functional appliance?  A trial that may answer this question

Are Class II elastics as effective as a functional appliance? A trial that may answer this question

By on December 22, 2016 in Recent posts with 6 Comments

Are elastics as effective as a functional appliance?  A trial that may answer this question Occasionally when I have given a lecture on functional appliances several people have asked whether I think class II elastics have a similar effect to the functional appliance. I have always replied that I am not too sure. This new paper […]

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Do functional appliances influence skeletal pattern? More reviews giving us the answer!

Do functional appliances influence skeletal pattern? More reviews giving us the answer!

Do functional appliances influence skeletal pattern? More reviews giving us the answer! I have just returned from the excellent AAO meeting in Orlando, where I met many followers of my blog. It was great to receive their feedback and I am genuinely surprised at how many people follow my postings. In this week’s post I’m going […]

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Fixed functional appliances do not make mandibles grow: Another massive systematic review of cephalometric data

Fixed functional appliances do not make mandibles grow: Another massive systematic review of cephalometric data

Fixed functional appliances do not make mandibles grow: Another massive systematic review of cephalometric data.. A few weeks ago I posted on a systematic review of Class II treatment and concluded that functional appliances do not have a clinically significant effect on skeletal pattern. This new post is on another systematic review which investigated the […]

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Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible have an effect?

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible have an effect?

By on September 7, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible work? After all the excitement of last week’s post I’m going to return to a simple review of a recent randomised trial on the effects of anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible. It was published in the Angle orthodontist; so it is open access.

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