Expert panel convened for orthodontics reviews

As part of the work of the Cochrane Oral Health Group Professional Global Alliance, an expert panel has been convened in orthodontics to discuss which Cochrane Reviews should be prioritised for updating and further work. A group of experts has been asked to rank the current reviews in terms of importance and will meet to discuss the results via teleconference tomorrow (24th May).

The top ten so far are:

1. Orthodontic treatment for prominent upper front teeth in children

=2. Orthodontic treatment for prominent lower front teeth in children

=2. Orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth in children

4. Reinforcement of anchorage during orthodontic brace treatment with implants or other surgical methods

5. Retention procedures for stabilising tooth position after treatment with orthodontic braces

6. Extraction of primary (baby) teeth for unerupted palatally displaced permanent canine teeth in children

7. Orthodontic treatment for posterior crossbites

8. Initial arch wires for alignment of crooked teeth with fixed orthodontic braces

9. Optimum force for tooth movement in orthodontic treatment

10. Orthodontic treatment for deep bite and retroclined upper front teeth in children

Any orthodontists with a view are encouraged to contact the editorial base as this is a work in progress! Contact us at