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Let’s talk about the Carriere Motion appliance….

Let’s talk about the Carriere Motion appliance….

By on November 5, 2018 in Recent posts with 47 Comments

One of the new orthodontic developments is the Carriere Motion II appliance for Class II correction. This is getting a lot of publicity, so I thought that I should have a look at it.

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Are UK Orthodontists prescribing fewer extractions?

Are UK Orthodontists prescribing fewer extractions?

By on October 29, 2018 in Recent posts with 15 Comments

There has been discussion on the role of extractions as part of orthodontic treatment since the dawn of time. This recent survey reveals interesting perceptions of UK orthodontists on their recommendations to extract teeth.

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MOPs speeds up tooth movement according to this new trial!

MOPs speeds up tooth movement according to this new trial!

By on October 22, 2018 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

  We all would like to speed up the rate of tooth movement. This new trial shows that Micro osteo-perforation (MOP) speeds up tooth movement. Recently, investigators have carried out several trials to evaluate methods of attempting to speed up tooth movement. One of these methods is micro-osteoperforation or MOPs. In this technique, small holes […]

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Who pays the piper?  An influx of Key Opinion Leaders

Who pays the piper?  An influx of Key Opinion Leaders

By on October 15, 2018 in Recent posts with 32 Comments

  I am becoming increasingly concerned with the effects of Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) on orthodontic practice. Two recent publications have bothered me and I simply cannot help responding.

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Bill Proffit: Equilibrium Theory revisited.

Bill Proffit: Equilibrium Theory revisited.

By on October 8, 2018 in Recent posts with 16 Comments

Last week I was stunned to hear about the death of Bill Proffit.  As a result,  I have decided to make this blog post about his classic paper “Equilibrium Theory Revisited”. Like many orthodontic students my first exposure to Bill Proffit and his teaching was in seminars and his book.  I also heard him lecture […]

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