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A Bone-Borne Appliance for Rapid Maxillary Expansion

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 06 : PAGES (375-381) 2013

HEINZ WINSAUER, MD, DDS

JULIA VLACHOJANNIS, MD, DDS, MSc

CLEMENS WINSAUER, CMD

BJÖRN LUDWIG, DMD, MSD

ANDRE WALTER, MD, DDS, MSc

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Since the introduction of nonsurgical rapid maxillary expansion (RME) for the treatment of transverse deficiencies in 1860, maxillary expanders have been part of the orthodontist's armamentarium. A survey of German orthodontists revealed that most employed RME in adolescents with transverse maxillary deficiencies requiring an average 5mm of expansion.

Although have been used successfully for palatal expansion, this method ...

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