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What is faster for space closure?  Ni-Ti springs or powerchain?

What is faster for space closure?  Ni-Ti springs or powerchain?

By on January 22, 2018 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

Those of us who still diagnose malocclusion and extract teeth will want to know which is the best method of force application for sliding mechanic space closure.  This systematic review gives us the answer. Several trials have been done to help answer this question. This team of authors from Scotland and Australia did this systematic […]

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No evidence that AcceleDent increases the rate of orthodontic space closure: A new trial

No evidence that AcceleDent increases the rate of orthodontic space closure: A new trial

By on January 8, 2018 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

This new paper provides us with further information on the lack of effect of the AcceleDent device. Perhaps it is time for AcceleDent to change their promotional material?

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A massive summary of the best of my blog for 2017

A massive summary of the best of my blog for 2017

By on December 20, 2017 in Recent posts with 10 Comments

In this post I have made a list of the most popular blog posts from this year. If you have time you can look back and re-read them or have a look at some that you missed. I have been doing this blog for three years now and the readership has grown dramatically. Over the […]

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Laser irradiation speeds up tooth movement?

Laser irradiation speeds up tooth movement?

By on December 18, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

There is currently a lot of interest in methods of speeding up the rate of orthodontic tooth movement. This new study shows that laser light irradiation has an effect. Let’s look at it critically.

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Pulsed electromagnetic field reduces orthodontic pain

Pulsed electromagnetic field reduces orthodontic pain

By on November 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

Orthodontic pain is a major problem for our patients. This post is about a new technique that may reduce orthodontic pain.

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