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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Rapid Maxillary Expansion – A Review

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Author Details : Pooja Relwani, Shashanka P. Kumar, Nishitha C. Gowda, Vennila N. Swamy, Santosh Ramegowda

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 56-61

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Rapid Maxillary expansion also called as palatal expansion has a unique role in dentofacial therapy. Rapid Maxillary expansion which is a type of skeletal expansion involves the opening of the mid-palatal suture and movement of the palatal shelves away from each other. Selection of appropriate appliance should be made by preparing a list of criteria depending on the biomechanical requirements of RME. Rapid expansion affects the maxillary complex, palatal vaults, maxillary teeth, adjacent periodontal structures to get desired expansion in the maxillary arch.

Key Words:
Rapid Maxillary Expansion, Maxillary halves, Sutures

How to cite : Relwani P, Kumar S P, Gowda N C, Swamy V N, Ramegowda S, Rapid Maxillary Expansion – A Review. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2016;2(2):56-61

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