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Which are best?  Fixed or removable functional appliances….

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances….

By on December 14, 2015 in Recent posts, Systematic reviews, Trials with 9 Comments

Which are best? Fixed or removable functional appliances…. Over the past few months I have covered several interesting and clinically relevant systematic reviews. I was pleased to come across this new review on the effects of fixed versus removable function appliances published in the European Journal of Orthodontics. Our choice of functional appliances is important […]

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Is it better to use a fixed or removable appliance to correct a crossbite?: The final answer!

Is it better to use a fixed or removable appliance to correct a crossbite?: The final answer!

By on August 3, 2015 in Clinical Research, Trials with 14 Comments

What is the best method of crossbite correction: The answer! A few months ago I posted on the results of a trial of methods to correct anterior crossbites. Since then I have found several other papers from this trial and I have rewritten my original post to combine the findings into a single definitive post […]

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Self ligation: more nails in the coffin?

Self ligation: More nails in the Coffin or “oh no: he is going on about self ligation again”! Those of you who follow the blog closely will have noticed that I have not posted for a while as I’ve been on holiday. I am now back after a good break  and I have returned to write about […]

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Ground Hog day? AcceleDent again! Vibrational force has no effect on tooth movement:  A new trial!

Ground Hog day? AcceleDent again! Vibrational force has no effect on tooth movement: A new trial!

AcceleDent again! Vibrational force has no effect on tooth movement:  A new trial! No, this is not Groundhog Day. Since my post last week I’ve become aware of a study that has recently been published in the Journal of Dental Research, which is probably the top scientific journal in dentistry. This study showed that AcceleDent had […]

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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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