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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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Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion

By on September 8, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 4 Comments

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion My last post on Class III protraction headgear reducing the need for orthognathic surgery was read very widely.  Several people have made comments directly and via social media. I feel that these comments were interesting and relevant. I have done an additional post so that I […]

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Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.

Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.

Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1. This post is the first of a series in which I will address the role of breathing in the aetiology of malocclusion and whether there is a role for orthodontic treatment to help reduce childhood sleep disordered […]

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Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion

Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion

By on June 15, 2016 in Recent posts, Summary posts with 12 Comments

Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion In this post I am combining some of my most popular and relevant posts into one post that I hope will summarise the current knowledge of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion.  This will start with a brief guide to functional appliance treatment and then […]

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A brief guide to removable functional appliance treatment

A brief guide to removable functional appliance treatment

A brief guide to removable functional appliance treatment. Last weeks posting on removable functional appliances and the results of a recent systematic review attracted a lot of interest and was hit almost 1000 times a day. I also received more comments than any other post. These are worth reading. As a result, I have decided […]

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