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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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To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

By on July 17, 2017 in Recent posts with 40 Comments

To extract teeth or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma? One of the most important decisions that we take in orthodontic treatment planning is whether we need to extract teeth or not. This post is about a recent study that evaluated aspects of this decision.

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Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

By on February 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels? This post is about a new study that investigates the effect of retainers and extractions on marginal bone levels. I thought it was very interesting as it included an evaluation of the effect of extractions.

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No evidence that orthodontic extractions damage facial profiles.

No evidence that orthodontic extractions damage facial profiles.

By on January 30, 2017 in Recent posts, Systematic reviews with 12 Comments

Early last year I wrote several posts on the effect of orthodontic extractions on facial profile. Since then, this interesting systematic review has provided us with more useful information.

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