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MOPs speeds up tooth movement according to this new trial!

MOPs speeds up tooth movement according to this new trial!

By on October 22, 2018 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

  We all would like to speed up the rate of tooth movement. This new trial shows that Micro osteo-perforation (MOP) speeds up tooth movement. Recently, investigators have carried out several trials to evaluate methods of attempting to speed up tooth movement. One of these methods is micro-osteoperforation or MOPs. In this technique, small holes […]

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Are TADs cost effective? A new trial

Are TADs cost effective? A new trial

By on October 1, 2018 in Recent posts with 6 Comments

The introduction of temporary anchorage devices has revolutionised orthodontic treatment. But, are they cost effective? This new trial gives us an answer.

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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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Piezocision increases the speed of tooth movement a lot!: A new RCT

Piezocision increases the speed of tooth movement a lot!: A new RCT

By on July 10, 2018 in Recent posts with 12 Comments

Researchers are carrying out many studies into methods of increasing the rate of tooth movement. This new study shows a remarkable effect of localised trauma.

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Do orthodontic trials benefit patients?

Do orthodontic trials benefit patients?

By on June 18, 2018 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

It is well accepted that randomised trials are the best way of testing treatments.  But do they influence patient care?

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