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PEARLS Maxillary Expansion Biteplate

VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 01 : PAGES (46) 2017

AMANDA GALLAGHER WHETZEL, DMD, MS

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Many patients in the mixed dentition exhibit both maxillary constriction and a severe overbite. This article describes a simple modification of a Haas-type expander that can achieve simultaneous transverse and vertical correction, permitting earlier bracketing of the lower incisors.

NEAL D. KRAVITZ, DMD, MS, Associate Editor for Pearls

Maxillary Expansion Biteplate

A preadolescent patient often presents with a Class II malocclusion and both maxillary co...

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