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Tag: perception of malocclusion

Does substituting premolars for canines look good?

Does substituting premolars for canines look good?

By on October 9, 2017 in Recent posts with 9 Comments

  Occasionally, we decide that an impacted canine cannot be aligned and decide to remove it and replace it with a first premolar.  This study provides great information on the aesthetics of this approach.

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A trial on “surgery first” orthognathic surgery.

A trial on “surgery first” orthognathic surgery.

By on August 7, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

One of the most interesting recent orthodontic developments is the “surgery first” approach for orthognathic  surgery. This post is about a new trial that provides us with some information on this technique.

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What are the adverse effects of lingual orthodontic appliances? A new systematic review

What are the adverse effects of lingual orthodontic appliances? A new systematic review

A systematic review on the adverse effects of lingual orthodontic appliances. One of the most important developments in orthodontics has been the introduction of lingual orthodontic appliances. There is no doubt that these have significant aesthetic advantages over labial appliances.  But are their adverse effects such as pain and discomfort the same?  This question was investigated by a team […]

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Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think?

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think?

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think? We have all been faced with the dilemma of whether to open or close missing lateral incisor space.  This post is is based on a recent paper that investigated lay people’s perception of the aesthetic outcome of this clinical problem.

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Let’s talk about Six Month Smiles

Let’s talk about Six Month Smiles

Let’s talk about six month smiles This post is one of the “let’s talk about series”.  This has previously included discussions on myofunctional  therapy, Acceledent and Fastbraces. So “let’s talk about Six Month Smiles”.

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