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Breathing and orthodontics

Breathing and orthodontics

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

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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Let’s talk about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement!

Let’s talk about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement!

By on January 21, 2019 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

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?

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

By on January 14, 2019 in Recent posts with 33 Comments

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?

Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

By on January 10, 2019 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

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

New Years Hopes and Dreams

By on January 7, 2019 in Recent posts with 3 Comments

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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