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Research Methods

Concerned with research in orthodontics particularly clinical trials and systematic reviews

A classic paper that informed us, years ago, that orthodontic extractions do not harm facial profiles!

A classic paper that informed us, years ago, that orthodontic extractions do not harm facial profiles!

Orthodontic extractions do not harm facial profiles I am continuing with the theme of orthodontic extractions again in this post. This is in response to comments made by  Lysle Johnston and Jay Bowman who reminded me that the effects of extractions had been addressed in the literature. I have, therefore, decided to base this blog […]

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Is there a relationship between orthodontic extractions and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Is there a relationship between orthodontic extractions and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Is there a relationship between orthodontic extractions and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea? Following last week’s blog on extractions I’m going to continue with the same subject by reviewing a paper that was sent to me by Dr Dave Turpin. This outlines a study that investigated whether orthodontic premolar extractions were associated with obstructive sleep apnoea.

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Do orthodontic extractions change soft tissue profiles?

Do orthodontic extractions change soft tissue profiles?

Do premolar extractions influence soft tissue profile in Class II cases? As we all know the extraction/non-extraction debate  continues in orthodontic and dental circles. My feeling is that most of the opinions on either side tend to lack an evidence base, because there is a dearth of research on orthodontic extractions. I was, therefore, pleased […]

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Early Class II treatment. Part 2: Are we clinician scientists or barber surgeons?

Early Class II treatment. Part 2: Are we clinician scientists or barber surgeons?

Early Class II treatment. Part 2; Are we clinician scientists or barber surgeons? This is the second part of my post from last week. This is concerned with  our presentation at the early treatment point/counterpoint discussion at the AAO conference 2015. Jonathan Sandler started our session by discussing further data from the systematic review. He also […]

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Myofunctional orthodontics continued: A new trial!

Myofunctional orthodontics continued: A new trial!

Myofunctional orthodontics continued… a new trial! This post follows on from last week’s very popular blog which was read 2,500 times in a week. In that post I wrote that I was only aware of one prospective study of Myofunctional therapy. But Valter Ronnholm,  posted a comment that pointed me to a new study in the European Journal of […]

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