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Annual Session 2022

AS22B01 - Facts about Maxillary Expansion in Adults: Fracture or Remodeling?

May 21, 2022 10:00am ‐ May 21, 2022 10:30am

Credits: None available.


Orthopedic maxillary expansion in adults opens a variety of nonsurgical/nonextraction treatment options in severe dentofacial skeletal discrepancies. Due to the morphological complexity of the facial sutures, however, an evidence-based expansion strategy is crucial. Based on the understanding on micrstructure of human facial sutures and biomechanics of MARPE, a reasonagle expansion protocol will be presented. Supplementary questions such as maximum possible age for orthopedic correction and resolution in the failure cases will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply proper expansion protocol based on sound interpretation of the suture response.
  • Find optimal expander design according to age and purpose.
  • Better understand the strength of transverse correction in a variety of skeletal discrepancies.


Tags: Expansion


Credits: None available.

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Feras Yousef
7/12/22 2:45 pm

great lecture