This lecture will describe the diagnosis and treatment of transverse problems in the preadolescent children. The rapid palatal expansion (RPE) is an integral treatment for maxillary transverse deficiency. A series of cone beam CT studies conducted at the University of Pennsylvania on the effects of RPE on the nasomaxillay complex in three planes of space will be reported. In addition, the effects of RPE on different age groups (younger and older children) will be presented and its clinical implications will be discussed.
Recognize the transverse problems. Attendees of this lecture will be able to make proper diagnosis and treatment planning.
Manage the transverse problems. Attendees of this lecture will be able to know the treatment for the transverse problems.
Describe the studies on the effects of RPE. Attendees of this lecture will be able to learn the effects of RPE on nasomaxillary complex in three dimensions.