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Maxillary Expansion

Anirudh Agarwal

Citation Information : Agarwal A. Maxillary Expansion. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2010; 3 (3):139-146.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1069

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2010


Abstract

Maxillary transverse discrepancy usually requires expansion of the palate by a combination of orthopedic and orthodontic tooth movements. Three expansion treatment modalities are used today: rapid maxillary expansion, slow maxillary expansion and surgically assisted maxillary expansion.This article aims to review the maxillary expansion by all the three modalities and a brief on commonly used appliances.


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