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Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking?

Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking?

We are all familiar with the young patient who has an anterior open bite caused by thumb sucking.  This new systematic review provides us with some evidence on the treatment for this common problem. I have just got back from a four day trip to New Zealand to lecture to the New Zealand Association of […]

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Do orthodontic extractions lead to posterior positioning of the condyle?

Do orthodontic extractions lead to posterior positioning of the condyle?

By on March 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 12 Comments

Do orthodontic extractions lead to posterior positioning of the condyle? Over the past year I have written several times about the recent research on orthodontic extractions. This new study attempts to find if extractions influence the 3D position of the condyle.

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A non-random selection of blog posts on evidence based orthodontics

A non-random selection of blog posts on evidence based orthodontics

By on February 23, 2017 in Recent posts with 0 Comments

A non-random selection of blog posts on evidence based orthodontics I have decided to post an additional blog post this week because there has been a lot of internet chat about evidence based orthodontics.  I have followed this closely.  There seems to be some confusion in people’s mind about the relative merits of treatment being […]

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Is overjet reduction influenced by the duration of functional appliance wear?

Is overjet reduction influenced by the duration of functional appliance wear?

By on February 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Is overjet reduction influenced by the duration of functional appliance wear? We all think that the effectiveness of removable functional appliances is influenced by the amount of time that our patients wear their appliances. This post is about a new study that answers this question.

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Is absence of evidence; evidence of absence? “Negative” findings in trials and systematic reviews

Is absence of evidence; evidence of absence? “Negative” findings in trials and systematic reviews

By on January 25, 2017 in Recent posts with 7 Comments

Is absence of evidence; evidence of absence? “Negative” findings in trials and systematic reviews I sometimes feel frustrated when I read a trial and the authors report that there is no difference between the treatments and further research is needed. But the interpretation of these negative findings is far from straightforward. I hope to address […]

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