Orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances – how long does it take?

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25 studies include 20 RCTs and 5 controlled trials were included this review. They were all conducted in a hospital or university setting and found that treatment duration was on average 19.9 months (95% CI; 19.58 to 20.22 months) over 17.81visits ( 95%CI; 19.71 to 20.32 months)

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Class II malocclusion- what factors predict sagittal stability after treatment?


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Factors affecting relapse after treatment of class II malocclusion was investigated in this review. Only 17 retrospected studies met the review criteria providing limited evidence to support the influence of factors predictive of sagittal stability following orthodontic treatment.

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Orthodontic appliances: may help break thumb-sucking habits

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This Cochrane review included 6 small studies at high risk of bias and found that orthodontic appliances or psychological intervention seems to be effective to help children stop sucking that does not have a feeding purpose.

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Fixed or removable appliances for treating anterior crossbite in the mixed dentition?

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We look at a small RCT that compares fixed and removable appliances for treating anterior crossbite in the mixed dentition.

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Review finds that orthodontic treatment using self-ligated bracket systems take longer than conventional approaches

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This review aims to assess the role of the various characteristics of orthodontic brackets (material, slot size, ligation type, etc) and their combination with specific wires on their clinical effectiveness and associated side-effects during fixed-appliance orthodontic treatment. Searches were conducted in Medline, Cochrane Library, Biomed Central, BBO including LILACS, Ind Med, Sceilo, Clinical trials.gov, Conference [read the full story…]