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What is the best treatment method for Anterior Crossbites:  fixed or removable appliances?

What is the best treatment method for Anterior Crossbites: fixed or removable appliances?

A new trial of treatment methods for anterior crossbites Every now and then someone publishes a paper that is directed at answering a common clinical question and they use simple straightforward trial methodology. Today in the EJO I came across this great simple study into the best method of correcting anterior cross bites. It was […]

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Can we predict eruption of palatally displaced canines?  a RCT

Can we predict eruption of palatally displaced canines? a RCT

Predictors of eruption of palatally displaced canines. Several months ago I reviewed an excellent trial on the interceptive treatment of palatally displaced canines (PDC). This was a very popular post that generated many comments. In my discussion, I wondered if the authors had carried out any additional work on whether they could predict the effects of removing the […]

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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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New evidence on the treatment of palatally displaced canines!

New evidence on the treatment of palatally displaced canines!

By on October 6, 2014 in Clinical Research, Trials with 22 Comments

Should we extract primary canines to prevent palatal canine impactions? This post is on the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of removing primary canines in the hope that this encourages the eruption of palatally displaced permanent canines (PDC). As we all know, this is an established procedure that is practiced widely.

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Cross Bites!

Cross bites! I am writing this blog post in Edinburgh, where the British Orthodontic Conference is about to start. This is an important place for the UK at the moment, as the Scottish people are about to vote on their independence.

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