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

By on January 14, 2019 in Recent posts with 23 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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TADS are effective in reinforcing anchorage: A new trial

By on December 10, 2018 in Recent posts with 1 Comment
TADS are effective in reinforcing anchorage: A new trial

This post is about a new trial that gives us useful information on temporary anchorage devices in reinforcing anchorage. I thought that the findings were interesting and clinically relevant.

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