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Bill Proffit: Equilibrium Theory revisited.

Bill Proffit: Equilibrium Theory revisited.

By on October 8, 2018 in Recent posts with 16 Comments

Last week I was stunned to hear about the death of Bill Proffit.  As a result,  I have decided to make this blog post about his classic paper “Equilibrium Theory Revisited”. Like many orthodontic students my first exposure to Bill Proffit and his teaching was in seminars and his book.  I also heard him lecture […]

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What I Wish I Knew Sooner

What I Wish I Knew Sooner

By on September 24, 2018 in Recent posts with 21 Comments

This is a guest post by Neal Kravitz who is an influential USA based orthodontist. I thought that it was a great appraisal of the effect of orthodontic experience on his clinical practice.

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A new randomised trial of miniscrew supported RME

A new randomised trial of miniscrew supported RME

By on September 17, 2018 in Recent posts with 18 Comments

Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is an important orthodontic treatment method. A recent development has been miniscrew supported RME. This new trial compares mini screw with tooth borne RME.

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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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Foot posture causes malocclusion!

Foot posture causes malocclusion!

By on July 23, 2018 in Recent posts with 14 Comments

Sometimes I come across papers that may seem to be just weird. This new paper looks at the association between foot posture and malocclusion.

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