An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

Archive for September, 2015

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible have an effect?

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible have an effect?

By on September 7, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Does anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible work? After all the excitement of last week’s post I’m going to return to a simple review of a recent randomised trial on the effects of anchoring a fixed functional appliance to the mandible. It was published in the Angle orthodontist; so it is open access.

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Should General Dentists provide orthodontic treatment?

By on September 1, 2015 in Personal opinion with 30 Comments

Should general dentists provide orthodontic treatment? In this post I’m going to discuss the rather controversial area of whether general dentists should provide orthodontic treatment. I will also risk discussing Short-Term Orthodontics (STO), Six Month Smiles, Anterior Alignment Orthodontics and Fast Braces.

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