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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 0 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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Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

Does chewing gum reduce orthodontic pain?

By on January 28, 2019 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

One of the most troublesome problems that our patient’s report is pain. Can this be reduced by merely chewing gum?

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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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What is best? En Masse or two-step retraction?

What is best? En Masse or two-step retraction?

By on January 14, 2019 in Recent posts with 33 Comments

When I was doing specialist training, we used to close space by retracting canines and then the incisors. Then we changed to en masse retraction with no evidence. But we now have a new trial! Let’s have a look at it.

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Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

By on January 10, 2019 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

I am under the impression that less headgear is being used as orthodontic treatment techniques evolve.  But are we discarding an effective treatment? This trial provides us with useful information.

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