An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

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Over 200 million injuries to incisors caused by increased overjets: What can orthodontics do?

Over 200 million injuries to incisors caused by increased overjets: What can orthodontics do?

Over 200 million injuries to anterior teeth caused by increased overjet! Today I came across this interestingly titled paper via the Dental Elf Twitter feed.  This paper is an interesting systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature concerned with Traumatic Dental Injuries (TDI) and increased overjet.

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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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Is interceptive orthodontics a hopeless pipedream?

Is interceptive orthodontics a hopeless pipedream?

Is interceptive orthodontics a hopeless pipedream? In this blog I will address another of the “great unanswered questions” in orthodontics that featured in a previous blog. This is the long-standing issue of whether it is possible to provide interceptive orthodontics and either “cure” orthodontic problems before they develop or make any eventual treatment easier. This […]

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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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