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Piezocision massively increases the speed of tooth movement!

By on March 18, 2019 in Recent posts with 4 Comments
Piezocision massively increases the speed of tooth movement!

There is currently a lot of work being done to discover methods of making teeth move faster. This new study shows some remarkable results for piezocision.

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Does the Carriere Motion 3D Class II appliance influence the airway?

By on March 11, 2019 in Recent posts with 9 Comments
Does the Carriere Motion 3D Class II appliance influence the airway?

One of my recent posts was on theCarriere Motion II appliance.  I pointed out that there was no research on this new method of treatment. Since then I have come across this paper. This is my academic opinion on it.

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In Conclusion…A guest post by Lysle Johnston

By on March 4, 2019 in Recent posts with 23 Comments
In Conclusion…A guest post by Lysle Johnston

This is a guest blog post by Lysle Johnston one of World’s most respected orthodontists.  He addresses some of the issues on Class II correction that have been raised in previous posts.

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Can you help me with a research project?

By on February 26, 2019 in Recent posts with 0 Comments
Can you help me with a research project?

I am currently working on a research project to develop a new set of outcome measures for orthodontic trials.  It should only take you 5-10 minutes. This is part of a larger project with an aim of making the results of trials more relevant to patients and providers of orthodontics. How would we like you […]

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CBCT is not reliable for airway assessment.

By on February 25, 2019 in Recent posts with 6 Comments
CBCT is not reliable for airway assessment.

I have seen many case reports that use CBCT to measure the airway.  However, I am not too sure about the accuracy of this technique? This new study gives us interesting findings. This is also relevant to the previous posts on OSA and orthodontics.

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Patients do not need to wear their Twin Block full time! A new trial.

By on February 18, 2019 in Recent posts with 18 Comments
Patients do not need to wear their Twin Block full time! A new trial.

Most of us ask their patients to wear their Twin Block full time.  This new study informs us that this is not necessary.

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