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Early Class III protraction treatment works and reduces the need for orthognathic surgery:  A  trial that shows us something useful!

Early Class III protraction treatment works and reduces the need for orthognathic surgery: A trial that shows us something useful!

By on September 5, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 20 Comments

Early Class III protraction treatment works and reduces the need for orthognathic surgery:  A randomised trial that shows us something useful! Once in a while a study team carries out a trial that provides us with very useful clinical information.  This post is about a paper that shows us that early Class III protraction facemask treatment reduces […]

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Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

By on August 22, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 6 Comments

Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain? One of the most common side-effect of orthodontic treatment is pain immediately following the placement or adjustment of appliances. This  affects 70- 95% of children at frequent time periods during their orthodontic treatment. If there was a method of reducing this pain without taking analgesics, I am sure that this […]

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Breathe, breathe in the air: Part 3 Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing  problems?

Breathe, breathe in the air: Part 3 Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing problems?

Breathe, breathe in the air: Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing problems? This is the third and final part of my series on childhood sleep-disordered breathing and orthodontics and is about the effects of orthodontic treatment. In the first post of this series, we concluded that the first line of treatment for children with disordered sleep […]

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Does mode of breathing influence  facial growth?

Does mode of breathing influence facial growth?

Does breathing influence facial growth? This is my second post in the series on breathing and orthodontics and is concerned with the influence of breathing on facial growth. Many claims are made about this subject, but how closely have we looked at the evidence? I have had a good look at this, and this is my summary.

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Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.

Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.

This post is the first of a series in which I will address the role of breathing in the aetiology of malocclusion and whether there is a role for orthodontic treatment to help reduce childhood sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). This has recently become controversial because orthodontists and general dental practitioners are carrying out orthodontic treatment to […]

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