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Myofunctional appliances are cost effective: A new trial

Myofunctional appliances are cost effective: A new trial

By on November 27, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I published a very popular post on myofunctional appliances.  This post is about a new trial that looks at their cost-effectiveness.

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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 5 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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30 years of orthodontics….what has changed?

30 years of orthodontics….what has changed?

By on September 20, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 22 Comments

30 years of orthodontics….what has changed? I have just returned from holiday and while I was taking a break I realised that it is 30 years since I completed my orthodontic specialist training.   I thought that I should write a post on the changes that have occurred in 30 years of orthodontics and I hope […]

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Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion

Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion

By on June 15, 2016 in Recent posts, Summary posts with 12 Comments

Summary of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion In this post I am combining some of my most popular and relevant posts into one post that I hope will summarise the current knowledge of functional appliance treatment for Class II malocclusion.  This will start with a brief guide to functional appliance treatment and then […]

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Can we make mandibles grow? A massive systematic review of cephalometric data!

Can we make mandibles grow? A massive systematic review of cephalometric data!

By on March 14, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 7 Comments

 Can we make mandibles grow? A massive systematic review of cephalometric data! This post is on whether functional appliances can alter skeletal growth to meaningful degree. A large amount of research has being carried out over many years to attempt to answer this question.  Many studies have been retrospective and while they have shown some […]

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