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Tag: perception of malocclusion

A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog!

A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog!

By on December 21, 2015 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 6 Comments

A massive end of year and Christmas orthodontic blog from Manchester, North of England…. At the end of each year I reflect on this orthodontic blog and publish a Christmas orthodontic blog that reflects on the previous year.  I evaluate the activity using various analytics programmes.  I am pleased to find that this year the blog was read […]

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Which are best?  Fixed or removable functional appliances….

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances….

By on December 14, 2015 in Recent posts, Systematic reviews, Trials with 9 Comments

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances…. Over the past few months I have covered several interesting and clinically relevant systematic reviews. I was pleased to come across this new review on the effects of fixed versus removable function appliances published in the European Journal of Orthodontics. Our choice of functional appliances is important […]

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AcceleDent vibration reduces orthodontic pain? A new trial

AcceleDent vibration reduces orthodontic pain? A new trial

By on November 23, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 5 Comments

Vibration reduces orthodontic pain: A new trial This post is a follow-up from previous posts in which I have reviewed the recent research on AcceleDent.  I have concluded that, at present,  AcceleDent does not appear to have an effect on orthodontic tooth movement. This newly published  study  evaluates whether the use of AcceleDent reduces orthodontic related pain.

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Is it better to use a fixed or removable appliance to correct a crossbite?: The final answer!

Is it better to use a fixed or removable appliance to correct a crossbite?: The final answer!

What is the best method of crossbite correction: The answer! A few months ago I posted on the results of a trial of methods to correct anterior crossbites. Since then I have found several other papers from this trial and I have rewritten my original post to combine the findings into a single definitive post […]

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Perception of facial appearance: What do people look at when they look at you? :

Perception of facial appearance: What do people look at when they look at you? :

By on April 20, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 1 Comment

Perception of facial appearance, smiles and eye tracking After all the excitement of last weeks blog which was read by 5,000 people in three days, this blog brings us back to the real world of modern orthodontics.  I am going to discuss a paper that appeared in the latest edition of the AJO-DDO and this is […]

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