Korean J Orthod.  1991 Jul;21(2):447-455.

A study on the effect of rapid maxillary expansion and its relapse

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  • 1Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Dan Kook University, Korea.

Abstract

This research was carried out in order to study the effects of Rapid Maxillary Expansion on maxilla and it's surrounding skeletal structures. The sample for this study consists of 14 patients who were in retention period after rapid maxillary expansion. Following results were obtained after performing comparative analysis of cephalograms taken before and after rapid maxillary expansion. 1. In almost every cases, inferior displacement of palatal planes with concurrent changes in their inclination were observed. 2. Changes in the inclination of palatal plane can be categorized into inferiorly inclined group, superiorly inclined group and constant group in relation to the states before rapid masillary expansion. 3. Decrease in < Se-FMN/PMV and increase in < Se-FMN-A were evident in the superiorly inclined group and vice versa for the inferiorly inclined group.


MeSH Terms

Humans
Maxilla
Palatal Expansion Technique*
Recurrence*
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