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Self Ligation: Another nail in the coffin?

Self Ligation: Another nail in the coffin?

Self Ligation: Another nail in the coffin? In this blog I am going to review a paper from the most recent edition of the AJO-DDO. This is another trial of self-ligating brackets that reveals there are no advantages to using these brackets. This is contrary to the claims made by the manufacturers and on many […]

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Anxious about fixed braces? October research update: Part 2

Anxious about fixed braces? October research update: Part 2

By on October 17, 2013 in Clinical Research, Uncategorized with 3 Comments

Anxious about fixed braces?  What can we do to make it better? Assessment of the effect of combined multimedia and verbal information vs verbal information alone on anxiety levels before bond up in adolescent orthodontic patients: A single center randomized controlled trial.     Jemnique Pal Kaur Sal et al American Journal of Orthodontics 2013: 144: […]

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October  Research update, Part I, Temporary Anchorage Devices

October Research update, Part I, Temporary Anchorage Devices

By on October 14, 2013 in Clinical Research, Trials with 0 Comments

Temporary anchorage devices This has been a bumper month for good quality research and I am going to summarise the clinical research in a couple of postings. The first paper concerns a study of temporary anchorage devices and is from the European Journal of Orthodontics.

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Treatment of Class III Malocclusion

Treatment of Class III Malocclusion

Treatment of Class III Malocclusion: A new Cochrane Review   Well, I am now recovering from what is termed “minor” surgery. The first step in my process of seeking care was to have a really good look at the relevant Cochrane Reviews.   The reviews were useful but were not conclusive, as is unfortunately the case […]

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