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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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Which are best?  Fixed or removable functional appliances….

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances….

By on December 14, 2015 in Recent posts, Systematic reviews, Trials with 9 Comments

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances…. Over the past few months I have covered several interesting and clinically relevant systematic reviews. I was pleased to come across this new review on the effects of fixed versus removable function appliances published in the European Journal of Orthodontics. Our choice of functional appliances is important […]

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The effectiveness of the Herbst appliance for patients with Class II malocclusion: A systematic review

The effectiveness of the Herbst appliance for patients with Class II malocclusion: A systematic review

By on November 9, 2015 in Recent posts, Research Methods with 1 Comment

Is the Herbst appliance effective? This is certainly the season for systematic reviews and last week I was I came across this one on the treatment of Class II malocclusion using the Herbst appliance. ¬†I have always been interested in this appliance and we carried out a large randomised trial that evaluated the relative effects […]

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