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Patients do not need to wear their Twin Block full time! A new trial.

By on February 18, 2019 in Recent posts with 0 Comments
Patients do not need to wear their Twin Block full time! A new trial.

Most of us ask their patients to wear their Twin Block full time.  This new study informs us that this is not necessary.

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Part 2 of a brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

By on February 11, 2019 in Recent posts with 25 Comments
Part 2 of a brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

This is the second part of Greg Jorgensen’s report on the AAO winter meeting on OSA. This is about the diagnosis and treatment of OSA by orthodontists. How Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosed? As of right now,  a formal laboratory sleep study called polysomnography (PSG) is the only way to diagnose OSA. Although home study […]

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A brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By on February 6, 2019 in Recent posts with 84 Comments
A brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious disorder.  The role of orthodontists in its treatment was the theme of the recent AAO Winter meeting.  This post is a great summary  by Dr Greg Jorgensen who attended the meeting.

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Align Technology responds to my post about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement

By on February 4, 2019 in Recent posts with 25 Comments
Align Technology responds to my post about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement

Last week I posted about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement. Invisalign felt that some of my statements were not correct. As a result, I offered them a post to address their concerns.

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Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

By on January 28, 2019 in Recent posts with 2 Comments
Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

One of the most troublesome problems that our patient’s report is pain. Can this be reduced by merely chewing gum?

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Breathing and orthodontics

By on January 24, 2019 in Recent posts with 2 Comments
Breathing and orthodontics

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion on the association between orthodontics and breathing.  The AAO is also holding a conference on this interesting area. I thought that I should repost a series that I did on this back in 2016.

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