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Tag: Temporary anchorage devices

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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We won’t get fooled again? A new trial on speeding up tooth movement

We won’t get fooled again? A new trial on speeding up tooth movement

By on June 4, 2018 in Recent posts with 14 Comments

This post is about a new study looking at micro-osteoperforation. This is an invasive way of trying to make teeth move faster.

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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 March 7, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 8 Comments

Evidence based orthodontics is not as straightforward as it seems… My last blog post was a quick list of “what I knew about orthodontics”.  Surprisingly, this was one of those posts that was very popular and was read over 4,000 times over the weekend. I also got many comments, some were critical, and these made […]

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AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial!

AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial!

AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial! Earlier this year I posted about AcceleDent. This was a popular posting and was read 4,000 times. Since then several people suggested to me that I had not been critical enough of this new technology. I took this approach because they had developed a cautious […]

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How to read a systematic review:  Some tips and tricks

How to read a systematic review: Some tips and tricks

How I read a systematic review Over the past year I have blogged several times on systematic reviews and I have occasionally been critical of the methods adopted by some investigators. It seems that the number of published reviews is increasing and I feel that we are coming under pressure to keep up with the […]

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