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Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

By on August 29, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

I have written several times about the poor evidence base of heavily marketed new orthodontic materials and techniques. This post is about a recently published paper that takes an interesting look at this problem.

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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 12 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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