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Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

By on September 21, 2017 in Recent posts with 7 Comments
Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

This is a guest post by Simon Littlewood on the difficult subject of orthodontic retention. He is one of the World’s experts on orthodontic retention. It is a really good read! Simon works in Bradford, North of England… (Visited 3,105 times, 65 visits today)

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Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

The impaction of permanent canine teeth is a real problem. We frequently try to intercept this by extracting primary canines. But is this effective? (Visited 4,085 times, 23 visits today)

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The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

By on September 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 3 Comments
The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

Every now and then a team of investigators does a simple study that may result in a clinically useful finding. This blog post is about one of these studies. (Visited 1,921 times, 4 visits today)

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Orthodontic treatment with customised fixed appliances – a randomized clinical trial

By on September 4, 2017 in Recent posts with 14 Comments
Orthodontic treatment with customised fixed appliances – a randomized clinical trial

  This guest post is by Martyn Cobourne, Chair of Orthodontics at Kings College, London. It is on a recent trial of customised fixed appliances. (Visited 2,958 times, 1 visits today)

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Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

By on August 29, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments
Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

I have written several times about the poor evidence base of heavily marketed new orthodontic materials and techniques. This post is about a recently published paper that takes an interesting look at this problem. (Visited 2,320 times, 2 visits today)

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Who provides the best orthodontic information on the internet: Dentists or specialists?

By on August 21, 2017 in Recent posts with 6 Comments
Who provides the best orthodontic information on the internet: Dentists or specialists?

I have based this post on a new study that looked at the quality of orthodontic information on the internet. (Visited 2,607 times, 1 visits today)

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