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5 Keys for Early Palatal Expansion
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5 Keys for Early Palatal Expansion

We discuss 5 key reasons for early expansion, giving additional support for early application of this beneficial...

| 1 year ago
A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options
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A Comparison of Orthodontic Retention Options

In this in-depth look at orthodontic retainers, we show how each can be used and their advantages/disadvantages.

| 2 years ago
Discussion Guidelines for Orthodontic Treatment Decisions
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Discussion Guidelines for Orthodontic Treatment Decisions

This orthodontic treatment FAQ list will help dentists better cover common orthodontic issues with their patients.

| 3 years ago
A 10-Step Occlusion Checklist for the Hygiene Room
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A 10-Step Occlusion Checklist for the Hygiene Room

By utilizing this 10-step checklist, dental teams can better track the developing occlusion of patients.

| 3 years ago
Class II Correction: 3 Evaluations for Optimal Referral Timing
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Class II Correction: 3 Evaluations for Optimal Referral Timing

We look at the research and offer advice on the optimal time to refer a malocclusion patient for orthodontic treatment.

| 3 years ago
Troubleshooting Limited Orthodontic Options
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Troubleshooting Limited Orthodontic Options

Though limited orthodontic treatment with limited appliances can be a benefit to the patient, it can also mean unexpected tooth movements. Here are some...

| 3 years ago
Power of Sour: Dietary Acids and Oral Hygiene
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Power of Sour: Dietary Acids and Oral Hygiene

How can you better help your patients who love their dietary acids? Dr. Donna Stenberg shares resources and things to keep in mind.

| 4 years ago
Got Too Much Overjet?
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Got Too Much Overjet?

As part of an interdisciplinary team the discussion of overjet is an important one. Do we have too much or not enough?  Both scenarios offer their own...

| 4 years ago
The Second Molar Dilemma
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The Second Molar Dilemma

Treatment planning in orthodontics includes evaluation of all three facial dimensions; Anterior-posterior, transverse and vertical.

| 4 years ago