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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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Let’s talk about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement!

Let’s talk about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement!

By on January 21, 2019 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

This week we have had more publicity about Invisalign Mandibular Advancement. So let’s have a look at it. As I have said before Invisalign has been a significant development in orthodontic treatment. I am, therefore, very interested in their expansion into the teen market. One innovation that looks interesting is their Mandibular Advancement Appliance. This […]

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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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TADS are effective in reinforcing anchorage: A new trial

TADS are effective in reinforcing anchorage: A new trial

By on December 10, 2018 in Recent posts with 1 Comment

This post is about a new trial that gives us useful information on temporary anchorage devices in reinforcing anchorage. I thought that the findings were interesting and clinically relevant.

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Does AcceleDent increase the speed of Invisalign?

Does AcceleDent increase the speed of Invisalign?

By on December 3, 2018 in Recent posts with 10 Comments

We would all like to make teeth move faster.  This new trial looks at the effect of AcceleDent on the rate of Invisalign treatment.

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