An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

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Is periodontal health better with aligners than fixed appliances?

Is periodontal health better with aligners than fixed appliances?

By on August 20, 2018 in Recent posts with 3 Comments

We know that periodontal health is influenced by fixed appliances. But is it better with aligners? It is logical to assume that as aligners can be removed it should be easier for our patients to maintain good oral hygiene than with fixed appliances. As a result, periodontal health should be better with aligners than with […]

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Foot posture causes malocclusion!

Foot posture causes malocclusion!

By on July 23, 2018 in Recent posts with 14 Comments

Sometimes I come across papers that may seem to be just weird. This new paper looks at the association between foot posture and malocclusion.

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AcceleDent advertising is judged to breach a UK advertising code

AcceleDent advertising is judged to breach a UK advertising code

By on July 5, 2018 in Recent posts with 6 Comments

You may remember that sometime ago I posted about Damon advertising the the UK advertising code. It now appears that AcceleDent have done the same.  I have done an extra post for this week.

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Does using cervical pull headgear improve unerupted canine position?

Does using cervical pull headgear improve unerupted canine position?

By on April 30, 2018 in Recent posts with 6 Comments

Cervical pull headgear is used to correct molar relationships. But does it influence the position of unerupted canines? This new paper looked at this clinical question. The interception of potentially impacted permanent canines is one goal of early orthodontic treatment. The use of the early application of headgear has been looked at in several trials. […]

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What do we really know about orthodontic aligner treatment?

What do we really know about orthodontic aligner treatment?

By on March 5, 2018 in Recent posts with 19 Comments

Orthodontic aligner treatment has been around as long as I can remember. But do we know if it really works?

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