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To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

By on July 17, 2017 in Recent posts with 19 Comments

To extract teeth or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma? One of the most important decisions that we take in orthodontic treatment planning is whether we need to extract teeth or not. This post is about a recent study that evaluated aspects of this decision.

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Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm?

Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm?

By on July 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 14 Comments

Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm? This is a guest post by Dr Mark Wertheimer from South Africa. This is about his feelings about potential issues with professionalism, new treatments and advertising.

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Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse? A long term study.

Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse? A long term study.

By on July 3, 2017 in Recent posts with 21 Comments

Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse: A long term study. One of the greatest challenges in orthodontic treatment is our ability to retain our treatment.  Even though orthodontic retainers have been researched for years, our level of knowledge about retention is surprisingly low. This new paper provides us with interesting, but perhaps, disappointing information.

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Big Data and orthodontic research

Big Data and orthodontic research

By on June 15, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

‘Big Data’ This is the first of the guest posts on my blog. It is by Professor Phil Benson, who is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Sheffield (North of England). We have worked together for many years. His post is on the use of “big data” in orthodontic research as a potential source […]

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Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation….

Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation….

By on June 5, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation…. At a recent conference I was discussing “ways to make teeth move faster”.  After my presentation a delegate asked me about the evidence that underpinned micro-osteoperforation or MOPS.  So, let’s talk about MOPS/Propel…

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