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Which is better a bonded or a vacuum formed retainer?  Here is a new trial.

Which is better a bonded or a vacuum formed retainer?  Here is a new trial.

By on November 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

One of the many controversial areas in orthodontic is our choice of orthodontic retainer. This new study gives us useful information. I have posted on retention several times. I have concluded that there are disadvantages and advantages of the main types of retainer. However, in general the type of retainer we use depends upon our […]

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Bone anchored RME increases nasal airflow: A good randomised trial!

Bone anchored RME increases nasal airflow: A good randomised trial!

By on October 30, 2017 in Recent posts with 9 Comments

It is about time that I posted about a trial. This new study looked at the effects of bone anchored RME appliances on the airway. I thought that it was great.

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How accurate are orthodontic intra oral timers?

How accurate are orthodontic intra oral timers?

By on October 23, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

Wouldn’t it be great if we could accurately record the time that our patients wear their removable/functional appliances. Recently, new orthodontic intra oral timers have been developed and this new study provides us information on their accuracy.

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We need to talk about Myofunctional Orthodontics…

We need to talk about Myofunctional Orthodontics…

By on October 16, 2017 in Recent posts with 82 Comments

IIn this post I am going to revisit the concept of myofunctional orthodontics.  I have decided to do this because there has been increase in advertising about this type of treatment.

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Does substituting premolars for canines look good?

Does substituting premolars for canines look good?

By on October 9, 2017 in Recent posts with 9 Comments

  Occasionally, we decide that an impacted canine cannot be aligned and decide to remove it and replace it with a first premolar.  This study provides great information on the aesthetics of this approach.

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