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Laser irradiation speeds up tooth movement?

Laser irradiation speeds up tooth movement?

By on December 18, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

There is currently a lot of interest in methods of speeding up the rate of orthodontic tooth movement. This new study shows that laser light irradiation has an effect. Let’s look at it critically.

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Invisalign let us know what is going on!

Invisalign let us know what is going on!

By on December 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Last week I wrote a very popular post about Invisalign, their advertising and the opening of an Invisalign store in San Francisco. Since then Jamie Morley who is the General Manager for Invisalign, UK and Ireland, has responded to me. He has provided clarification on some of the points that I raised.

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Whats going on with Invisalign?

Whats going on with Invisalign?

By on December 4, 2017 in Recent posts with 21 Comments

This post is about Invisalign’s recent opening of an Invisalign store and their recent advertising campaign.

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Myofunctional appliances are cost effective: A new trial

Myofunctional appliances are cost effective: A new trial

By on November 27, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I published a very popular post on myofunctional appliances.  This post is about a new trial that looks at their cost-effectiveness.

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Which is better a bonded or a vacuum formed retainer?  Here is a new trial.

Which is better a bonded or a vacuum formed retainer?  Here is a new trial.

By on November 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 12 Comments

One of the many controversial areas in orthodontic is our choice of orthodontic retainer. This new study gives us useful information. I have posted on retention several times. I have concluded that there are disadvantages and advantages of the main types of retainer. However, in general the type of retainer we use depends upon our […]

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