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Which is better a bonded or a vacuum formed retainer?  Here is a new trial.

Which is better a bonded or a vacuum formed retainer?  Here is a new trial.

By on November 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

One of the many controversial areas in orthodontic is our choice of orthodontic retainer. This new study gives us useful information. I have posted on retention several times. I have concluded that there are disadvantages and advantages of the main types of retainer. However, in general the type of retainer we use depends upon our […]

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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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Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

By on February 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels? This post is about a new study that investigates the effect of retainers and extractions on marginal bone levels. I thought it was very interesting as it included an evaluation of the effect of extractions.

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Oh no! More white spot lesions..what can we do? A new trial….

Oh no! More white spot lesions..what can we do? A new trial….

By on October 17, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 9 Comments

Oh no more white spot lesions..what can we do: A new trial! We all know that white spot lesions (WSL) are one of the disappointing  adverse effects of orthodontic treatment. Unfortunately, we do not know much about methods of reducing the size of these lesions.  This post is about a trial that provides us with […]

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What can we do about missing lateral incisors?

What can we do about missing lateral incisors?

By on September 26, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 13 Comments

What can we do about missing lateral incisors? One of my most popular posts was on the dilemma of whether we should open or close space to replace missing lateral incisors. This generated a lot of debate. Do we have more evidence on this important question?  A systematic review that the AJO-DDO has just published may […]

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