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Evidence based orthodontics is not as straightforward as it seems

Evidence based orthodontics is not as straightforward as it seems

By on April 3, 2018 in Recent posts with 17 Comments

Over the last few years my blog has been popular because I publish posts on orthodontic evidence. However, can we really practice evidence based orthodontics? Recently, I have been in many discussions about the adoption of orthodontic techniques in the absence of evidence. Indeed, we are all aware of the inventors, early adopters, snake oil […]

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Which type of retainer lasts the longest?

Which type of retainer lasts the longest?

By on February 26, 2018 in Recent posts with 7 Comments

We all have our favourite retainer. But which lasts the longest? This new study may help us decide.

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Which is better Invisalign v Fixed appliances: Does this study help?

Which is better Invisalign v Fixed appliances: Does this study help?

By on June 12, 2017 in Recent posts with 17 Comments

Which is better Invisalign v Fixed appliances: Does this study help? There is no doubt that the development of aligners has changed orthodontics.  However, I often wonder if we know whether aligners “work as well” as fixed appliances.  This post is about a newly published study that provides us with some information.

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How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial.

How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial.

How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial (revisited). Over the past few weeks, several people have asked me to republish some of my earlier posts on how to interpret papers.   I will start by providing an update on how to read a randomised clinical trial.  I hope that it is useful. .

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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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