An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

Research Methods

Concerned with research in orthodontics particularly clinical trials and systematic reviews

Do functional appliances influence skeletal pattern? More reviews giving us the answer!

Do functional appliances influence skeletal pattern? More reviews giving us the answer!

Do functional appliances influence skeletal pattern? More reviews giving us the answer! I have just returned from the excellent AAO meeting in Orlando, where I met many followers of my blog. It was great to receive their feedback and I am genuinely surprised at how many people follow my postings. In this week’s post I’m going […]

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AcceleDent does not reduce orthodontic pain: Another trial…..

AcceleDent does not reduce orthodontic pain: Another trial…..

AcceleDent does not reduce orthodontic pain: Another trial.. One of the main purposes of my blog is to help keep up with the literature and at the moment there are several papers being published on the clinical effects of methods of speeding up orthodontic treatment. Several manufacturers also claim that their innovations reduce orthodontic pain, […]

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Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial…

Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial…

Does OrthoPulse work? The results of another trial… A few weeks ago I posted on a pilot study that evaluated the effectiveness of phototherapy on  orthodontic tooth movement.  This post is on a new study that looks at whether phototherapy (OrthoPulse) increases rate of orthodontic space closure. I felt that this was an interesting study and decided […]

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Self-ligating orthodontic brackets expand arches?

By on February 15, 2016 in Recent posts, Research Methods with 13 Comments

Self ligating brackets expand dental arches? It is a while since I came across a study of self-ligating brackets. This paper was recently published in the European Journal of Orthodontics and outlined a study that concluded a passive self ligating system produced a widening of dental arches.  This may be useful in expanding dental arch […]

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A simple summary of the need for Orthodontic Extractions..

A simple summary of the need for Orthodontic Extractions..

 Orthodontic Extractions: a simple summary This is Billy Biley, a cartoon character drawn by my son when he was seven years old. There may be a deeper meaning to this picture, but it now reflects my panic since I opened the Pandora’s box of  orthodontic extractions. In my previous three posts, I  outlined research projects that  evaluated […]

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