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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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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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Is orthodontic root resorption a problem? A new systematic review

Is orthodontic root resorption a problem? A new systematic review

By on May 21, 2018 in Recent posts with 3 Comments

Orthodontic root resorption is a common “side effect’ of orthodontic treatment. This systematic review gives us new information on this problem. We are all familiar with Orthodontically Induced Root Resorption (OIRR.  Several studies have related the amount of resorption to many possible causes, for example, the duration of treatment, appliance type and forces applied. While […]

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Is orthodontic research poor? The Pyramid of Denial revisited

Is orthodontic research poor? The Pyramid of Denial revisited

By on April 23, 2018 in Recent posts with 12 Comments

This blog post is about the rejection of research findings.  I have decided to revisit the ‘Pyramid of Denial” which outlines the reason for illogical rejection of research.

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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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