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Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

By on September 21, 2017 in Recent posts with 7 Comments

This is a guest post by Simon Littlewood on the difficult subject of orthodontic retention. He is one of the World’s experts on orthodontic retention. It is a really good read! Simon works in Bradford, North of England…

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Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

The impaction of permanent canine teeth is a real problem. We frequently try to intercept this by extracting primary canines. But is this effective?

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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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TMD is not associated with dental occlusion?

TMD is not associated with dental occlusion?

By on July 31, 2017 in Recent posts with 22 Comments

One of the longest standing controversies in dentistry is about whether the occlusion is associated with TMD. This new systematic review may give us some answers? Over many years we have discussed, argued and debated whether the occlusion is associated with TMD.  People have organised conferences,  run legal cases, written complete editions of journals and […]

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Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help?

Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help?

By on June 19, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help? This is the second of two posts on the effectiveness of Invisalign and Fixed Appliances. Last week I looked at a retrospective study and this week I will look at a new systematic review. A lot of people read this post and […]

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