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Tag: Functional appliance treatment

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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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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Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion

By on September 8, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 4 Comments

Class III protraction headgear avoids orthognathic surgery: A discussion My last post on Class III protraction headgear reducing the need for orthognathic surgery was read very widely.  Several people have made comments directly and via social media. I feel that these comments were interesting and relevant. I have done an additional post so that I […]

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