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Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

By on January 28, 2019 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

One of the most troublesome problems that our patient’s report is pain. Can this be reduced by merely chewing gum?

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What is best? En Masse or two-step retraction?

What is best? En Masse or two-step retraction?

By on January 14, 2019 in Recent posts with 33 Comments

When I was doing specialist training, we used to close space by retracting canines and then the incisors. Then we changed to en masse retraction with no evidence. But we now have a new trial! Let’s have a look at it.

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Top ten posts of the year!

Top ten posts of the year!

By on December 20, 2018 in Recent posts with 1 Comment

This is now the third year of this blog. I have decided to make this year’s last post a simple top ten most popular posts of this year. I hope that you enjoy revisiting them! 

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TADS are effective in reinforcing anchorage: A new trial

TADS are effective in reinforcing anchorage: A new trial

By on December 10, 2018 in Recent posts with 1 Comment

This post is about a new trial that gives us useful information on temporary anchorage devices in reinforcing anchorage. I thought that the findings were interesting and clinically relevant.

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My top 5 orthodontic promotional videos to make you laugh or cry?

My top 5 orthodontic promotional videos to make you laugh or cry?

By on November 26, 2018 in Recent posts with 29 Comments

I have decided to continue with my theme of favourite things. Here are my top 5 orthodontic sales videos to make you laugh or cry.  I think that they are interesting because it is hard to identify where the unfounded claims start or stop.

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