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Tag: Functional appliance treatment

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 18 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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Breathing and orthodontics

Breathing and orthodontics

By on January 24, 2019 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion on the association between orthodontics and breathing.  The AAO is also holding a conference on this interesting area. I thought that I should repost a series that I did on this back in 2016.

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A paper about orthotropics in preventing canine impaction.

A paper about orthotropics in preventing canine impaction.

By on August 6, 2018 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

The advocates of orthotropics make many claims about their treatment. This paper looks at whether orthotropics is effective at interception of canine impactions.

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A massive Cochrane systematic review tells us a lot about Class II treatment.

A massive Cochrane systematic review tells us a lot about Class II treatment.

By on March 19, 2018 in Recent posts with 15 Comments

We have updated our Cochrane review on Class II treatment. The results are interesting and clinically relevant.

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Myofunctional appliances are cost effective: A new trial

Myofunctional appliances are cost effective: A new trial

By on November 27, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I published a very popular post on myofunctional appliances.  This post is about a new trial that looks at their cost-effectiveness.

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