An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

Tag: oral hygiene

Is oral hygiene influenced by Invisalign or self ligating brackets?

Is oral hygiene influenced by Invisalign or self ligating brackets?

By on February 12, 2018 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

We are all concerned about the oral hygiene of our patients, but is it influenced by our choice of orthodontic appliances?  This new trial sheds some light on this problem. Some people have suggested that the choice of appliance may influence the ability of our patients to maintain their oral hygiene.  This may be particularly […]

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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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Oh no, we have  white spot lesions on debond: What should we do?

Oh no, we have white spot lesions on debond: What should we do?

Oh no, we have white spot lesions on debond: What should we do? Unfortunately, we are all familiar with the problem of white spot lesions when we debond patients. Over the years I have tried many techniques and treatments to attempt to treat them, with mixed success.  This new clinical trial provides us with useful information about […]

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Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health?

Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health?

Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health? I am now returning to the blog by posting some shorter posts over the next few weeks. I am also not 100% after my surgery, so please ignore any typos etc!  I came across this paper that has recently been published in the advance access section […]

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Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification?

Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification?

By on September 14, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification? Most followers of this blog will know that I tend to confine my posts to discussing clinical trials. However, very occasionally someone publishes a retrospective investigation that provides clinically interesting information, that my lead to a question that can be tested in a trial. This paper on the incidence of […]

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