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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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Are UK Orthodontists prescribing fewer extractions?

Are UK Orthodontists prescribing fewer extractions?

By on October 29, 2018 in Recent posts with 15 Comments

There has been discussion on the role of extractions as part of orthodontic treatment since the dawn of time. This recent survey reveals interesting perceptions of UK orthodontists on their recommendations to extract teeth.

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Do text message reminders help Class II correction?

Do text message reminders help Class II correction?

By on September 11, 2018 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

  We all hope that patients respond to reminders about their treatment. This new study shows that text messaging is effective. It is worth a careful read.

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How many Temporary Anchorage Devices fail?

How many Temporary Anchorage Devices fail?

By on January 29, 2018 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) have revolutionised orthodontic treatment mechanics. But how many of these fail? This systematic review gives us useful information.

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Are Class II elastics as effective as a functional appliance?  A trial that may answer this question

Are Class II elastics as effective as a functional appliance? A trial that may answer this question

By on December 22, 2016 in Recent posts with 6 Comments

Are elastics as effective as a functional appliance?  A trial that may answer this question Occasionally when I have given a lecture on functional appliances several people have asked whether I think class II elastics have a similar effect to the functional appliance. I have always replied that I am not too sure. This new paper […]

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