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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 21 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 6 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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Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial…

Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial…

Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial… A few weeks ago I posted on a pilot study that evaluated the effectiveness of phototherapy on  orthodontic tooth movement.  This post is on a new study that looks at whether phototherapy (OrthoPulse) increases rate of orthodontic space closure. I felt that this was an interesting study and decided […]

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A simple summary of the need for Orthodontic Extractions..

A simple summary of the need for Orthodontic Extractions..

 Orthodontic Extractions: a simple summary This is Billy Biley, a cartoon character drawn by my son when he was seven years old. There may be a deeper meaning to this picture, but it now reflects my panic since I opened the Pandora’s box of  orthodontic extractions. In my previous three posts, I  outlined research projects that  evaluated […]

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