Locking the Screw after Rapid Palatal Expansion: A Superfluous Procedure?

The rapid palatal expander (RPE) is widely used to correct maxillary constriction. Clinically, there are only a few differences among the various expansion protocols, including the number and frequenc...

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DR. LUIS TOMAS HUANCA GHISLANZONI DDS, MS

DR. LUIS TOMAS  HUANCA GHISLANZONI DDS, MS
Dr. Huanca Ghislanzoni is a doctoral student, Department of Human Morphology, University of Milan.

DR. LORENZO FRANCHI DDS, PhD

DR. LORENZO  FRANCHI DDS, PhD
Dr. Franchi is an Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, and a Thomas M. Graber Visiting Scholar, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; e-mail: lorenzo.franchi@unifi.it.

DR. TIZIANO BACCETTI DDS, PhD

DR. TIZIANO  BACCETTI DDS, PhD
Before his death in November 2011, Dr. Baccetti was a Contributing Editor of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, an Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Florence, and a Thomas M. Graber Visiting Scholar, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan.

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