Surgically-assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME): indications, planning and treatment of severe maxillary deficiency in an adult patient

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Edition V25N3 | Year 2020 | Editorial BBO Selected Article | Pages 73 to 84

Elkordy SA, Fayed MMS, Attia KH, Abouelezz AM. Complications encountered during Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device therapy. Dental Press J Orthod. 2020 May-June;25(3):65-72.

Introduction: Maxillary deficiency, also called transverse deficiency of the maxilla, may be associated with posterior crossbite, as well as with other functional changes, particularly respiratory. In adult patients, because of bone maturation and the midpalatal suture fusion, rapid maxillary expansion has to be combined with a previous surgical procedure to release the areas of resistance of the maxilla. This procedure is known as surgically-assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME). Objective: This study discusses the indications, characteristics and effects of SARME, and presents a clinical case of transverse and sagittal skeletal maxillary discrepancy treated using SARME and orthodontic camouflage.

Maxillary deficiency. Rapid maxillary expansion. Surgical expansion

Loriato L, Ferreira CE. Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME): indications, planning and treatment of severe maxillary deficiency in an adult patient. Dental Press J Orthod. 2020 May-June;25(3):73-84.

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