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2019 Annual Session Conference

Treatment of Maxillary Transverse Deficiencies in Young Adults

May 7, 2019 9:10am ‐ May 7, 2019 9:40am


Maxillary expansion with traditional rapid palatal expansion appliances is limited to treatment of maxillary deficiencies before the pubertal growth spurt. Treatment with tooth-borne expansion appliances also have side effects such as tipping and extrusion of anchorage teeth. The speaker will introduce the use of bone-borne expansion appliance for maxillary expansion which may expand the scope of orthopedic treatment in young adults.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the limitations in maxillary expansion with tooth-borne expansion appliance.
  • Evaluate the use of bone-borne expansion appliances in treatment of maxillary deficiencies in young adults.
  • Distinguish when to use tooth-borne and bone-borne expansion appliances in your practice.


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