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Tag: quality of life

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion

By on September 8, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 4 Comments

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion My last post on Class III protraction headgear reducing the need for orthognathic surgery was read very widely.  Several people have made comments directly and via social media. I feel that these comments were interesting and relevant. I have done an additional post so that I […]

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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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Malocclusion, orthodontics and quality of life

Malocclusion, orthodontics and quality of life

By on December 15, 2014 in Personal opinion, Research Methods with 3 Comments

Malocclusion, orthodontics and quality of life? One of the most important areas of orthodontic research that needs to be carried out is to clearly identify the effects of treatment. I have highlighted this in previous posts on the “the great unanswered questions” and “papers that have influenced me”. When we consider this area, I feel […]

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Does malocclusion influence quality of life?

Does malocclusion influence quality of life?

Does malocclusion influence quality of life? The blog is a littler earlier this week because I have a busy week and I only have time today to write a  post. Several posts ago I commented that systematic reviews were being published in increasing numbers. Just when I thought that I covered all the recent reviews, […]

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