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Let’s talk about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement!

By on January 21, 2019 in Recent posts with 10 Comments
Let’s talk about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement!

This week we have had more publicity about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement. So let’s have a look at it. As I have said before Invisalign has been a significant development in orthodontic treatment. I am, therefore, very interested in their expansion into the teen market. One innovation that looks interesting is their Mandibular Advancement Appliance. This […]

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What is best? En Masse or two-step retraction?

By on January 14, 2019 in Recent posts with 28 Comments
What is best? En Masse or two-step retraction?

When I was doing specialist training, we used to close space by retracting canines and then the incisors. Then we changed to en masse retraction with no evidence. But we now have a new trial! Let’s have a look at it.

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Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

By on January 10, 2019 in Recent posts with 4 Comments
Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

I am under the impression that less headgear is being used as orthodontic treatment techniques evolve.  But are we discarding an effective treatment? This trial provides us with useful information.

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New Years Hopes and Dreams

By on January 7, 2019 in Recent posts with 3 Comments
New Years Hopes and Dreams

Since I started my blog, I have done a post at the start of the New Year outlining my hopes and dreams for orthodontics and my blog. Here it is for this year.

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Top ten posts of the year!

By on December 20, 2018 in Recent posts with 1 Comment
Top ten posts of the year!

This is now the third year of this blog. I have decided to make this year’s last post a simple top ten most popular posts of this year. I hope that you enjoy revisiting them! 

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Orthodontic vibration devices; a simple and brilliant “nail in the coffin”. A new systematic review

By on December 17, 2018 in Recent posts with 6 Comments
Orthodontic vibration devices; a simple and brilliant “nail in the coffin”.  A new systematic review

Orthodontic vibration devices aim to reduce the length of orthodontic treatment.  This new systematic review looks at whether this is true.

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