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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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Can we speed up orthodontic treatment?

Can we speed up orthodontic treatment?

Can we make teeth move faster? A summary of current evidence There is no doubt that all orthodontists would like to speed up orthodontic treatment, as shorter treatment times would clearly benefit our patients. Over the past five years several methods to speed up treatment have been developed and in this post I’m going to discuss […]

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Self ligation:  more nails in the coffin?

Self ligation: more nails in the coffin?

Self ligation: More nails in the Coffin or “oh no: he is going on about self ligation again”! Those of you who follow the blog closely will have noticed that I have not posted for a while as I’ve been on holiday. I am now back after a good break  and I have returned to write about […]

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An end of year orthodontic blog

An end of year orthodontic blog

By on December 21, 2014 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 7 Comments

End of year orthodontic blog I thought that the final blog post of this year should be short but contain a lot of information. I felt that this would be a good idea because it has been a good year for the blog and I wanted to look back on this year.  As many of […]

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