An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

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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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How many Temporary Anchorage Devices fail?

How many Temporary Anchorage Devices fail?

By on January 29, 2018 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) have revolutionised orthodontic treatment mechanics. But how many of these fail? This systematic review gives us useful information.

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What is faster for space closure?  Ni-Ti springs or powerchain?

What is faster for space closure?  Ni-Ti springs or powerchain?

By on January 22, 2018 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

Those of us who still diagnose malocclusion and extract teeth will want to know which is the best method of force application for sliding mechanic space closure.  This systematic review gives us the answer. Several trials have been done to help answer this question. This team of authors from Scotland and Australia did this systematic […]

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Should general dentists provide orthodontic treatment (revisited)?

Should general dentists provide orthodontic treatment (revisited)?

By on January 2, 2018 in Recent posts with 35 Comments

In this first post of 2018, I am going to discuss  whether general dentists should provide orthodontic treatment.  I have decided to revisit this because of the recent advertising campaigns run by some of the specialist societies, in which they highlight the differences between a specialist and a general dentist.  

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A massive summary of the best of my blog for 2017

A massive summary of the best of my blog for 2017

By on December 20, 2017 in Recent posts with 10 Comments

In this post I have made a list of the most popular blog posts from this year. If you have time you can look back and re-read them or have a look at some that you missed. I have been doing this blog for three years now and the readership has grown dramatically. Over the […]

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