Transverse maxillary deficiency: treatment alternatives in face of early skeletal maturation

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Edition V25N01 | Year 2020 | Editorial BBO Selected Article | Pages 70 to 79

Marcela Cristina Damião Andrucioli e Mírian Aiko Nakane Matsumoto.

Transverse deficiencies should be a priority in orthodontic treatment, and should be corrected as soon as diagnosed, to restore the correct transverse relationship between maxilla and mandible and, consequently, normal maxillary growth. Corrections may be performed at the skeletal level, by opening the midpalatal suture, or by dentoalveolar expansion. The choice of a treatment alternative depends on certain factors, such as age, sex, degree of maxillary hypoplasia and maturation of the midpalatal suture. Thus, the present study discusses different treatment approaches to correct maxillary hypoplasia in patients with advanced skeletal maturation.

Malocclusion, Palatal expansion technique, Ossification,

Andrucioli MCD, Matsumoto MAN. Transverse maxillary deficiency: treatment alternatives in face of early skeletal maturation. Dental Press J Orthod. 2020 Jan-Feb;25(1):70-9.

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