Can we obtain skeletal expansion to treat maxillary transverse discrepancy after pubertal growth spurt? With the advent of temporary skeletal anchorage device (TADs) such as mini-implants and miniplates, can we increase the scope of treatment with skeletally matured patients? The speaker will review the traditional approach for maxillary expansion and introduce the Micro-implant Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (MARPE) appliance.
After this lecture you will be able to:
1.) Discuss the limitations of traditional approach to maxillary expansion. 2.) Discuss new possibilities in treatment of patients with maxillary transverse deficiency with Micro-implant Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (MARPE) appliance.
Dr. Peter Ngan is a professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics at West Virginia University. He maintains an active practice in the university’s dental faculty practice in Morgantown, WV.
Speaker Disclosure: Consultant: none
Length of session: The session is scheduled for 90 minutes
Continuing Education: Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.5 CE for the entire session.
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