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Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

By on June 26, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Ormco/Damon response to the UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation. A short time ago the UK advertising standards agency concluded that Ormco/Damon advertising  on self ligation was misleading. This post is about the Ormco response and my thoughts on the decision.

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Damon advertising is judged to breach a UK advertising code…

Damon advertising is judged to breach a UK advertising code…

By on June 7, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Damon advertising is judged to breach a UK advertising code… I recently came across a ruling by the UK Advertising Standards Authority on Damon bracket advertising.  They concluded that the evidence provided by Ormco was not adequate to demonstrate that Damon braces provided faster and less painful treatment than traditional braces. I have cut and paste the […]

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The end of self-ligation: or is it?

The end of self-ligation: or is it?

By on May 22, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

The final nail in the self ligation coffin: or is it? As readers of this blog will know I have posted about self ligation several times.  I have recently read a new study that looks at whether self-ligation results in a reduction in the duration of treatment, but does this add to knowledge? I will […]

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Self-ligating orthodontic brackets expand arches?

Self-ligating orthodontic brackets expand arches?

By on February 15, 2016 in Recent posts, Research Methods with 13 Comments

Self ligating brackets expand dental arches? It is a while since I came across a study of self-ligating brackets. This paper was recently published in the European Journal of Orthodontics and outlined a study that concluded a passive self ligating system produced a widening of dental arches.  This may be useful in expanding dental arch […]

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Can shining a light on teeth with photobiomodulation make them move faster? A new method of speeding up orthodontic treatment.

Can shining a light on teeth with photobiomodulation make them move faster? A new method of speeding up orthodontic treatment.

By on February 1, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Can shining a light on teeth make them move faster?  A new method of speeding up orthodontic treatment. We would all like to make teeth move faster and complete our orthodontic treatment in a shorter time. I have previously posted about several recent developments that aim to reduce treatment times which are being marketed without much […]

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