Extraction vs non-extraction of premolars for orthodontic treatment


This scoping review of the literature comparing orthodontic treatment undertaken with and without the extraction of premolar teeth included 399 articles. Most study reports were of low methodological quality, and further reviews are unlikely to provide new information. Researchers should focus on high quality prospective primary studies that include outcomes of imortance to patients.

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Satisfaction with orthodontic treatment

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This review of satisfaction with orthodontic treatment included 18 questionnaire-based studies, involving 2891 patients and 464 parents. Based on the available limited evidence, satisfaction was associated with perceived aesthetic outcomes, psychological benefits, and the quality of care.

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Limited evidence suggests no difference in soft tissues aesthetics between immediate and conventional implant placement


The aesthetic appearance of the soft tissues following dental implant placement is an important consideration  and potential more of an issue with immediate placement. The aim of this review was to compare the aesthetic  (soft tissue) outcomes of immediate (type 1) verses conventional (type 3) implant placement. Searches were conducted in PubMed, Embase, and the [read the full story…]