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

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

By on February 18, 2019 in Recent posts with 0 Comments

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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A brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By on February 6, 2019 in Recent posts with 84 Comments

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious disorder.  The role of orthodontists in its treatment was the theme of the recent AAO Winter meeting.  This post is a great summary  by Dr Greg Jorgensen who attended the meeting.

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Align Technology responds to my post about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement

Align Technology responds to my post about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement

By on February 4, 2019 in Recent posts with 25 Comments

Last week I posted about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement. Invisalign felt that some of my statements were not correct. As a result, I offered them a post to address their concerns.

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Let’s talk about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement!

Let’s talk about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement!

By on January 21, 2019 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

This week we have had more publicity about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement. So let’s have a look at it. As I have said before Invisalign has been a significant development in orthodontic treatment. I am, therefore, very interested in their expansion into the teen market. One innovation that looks interesting is their Mandibular Advancement Appliance. This […]

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Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

By on January 10, 2019 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

I am under the impression that less headgear is being used as orthodontic treatment techniques evolve.  But are we discarding an effective treatment? This trial provides us with useful information.

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