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Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial

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RIBEIRO JR., Paulo Domingos et al. Clinical evaluation of surgically assisted maxillary expansion (SAME). Rev. Dent. Press Ortodon. Ortop. Facial [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.1, pp.44-59. ISSN 1980-5500.

AIM: clinical evaluation of surgically assisted maxillary expansion. METHODS: the present study evaluated 10 patients who underwent surgically assisted maxillary expansion. The efficacy of the surgical procedure helping transverse maxillary expansion given by the Hyrax, expansion stability, post-operatory discomfort during the activation of the device, the quantity and quality of the expansion achieved, the age of the patients, nasal base alteration, and nasal breathing were analyzed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: from the results, it was possible to observe that surgically assisted maxillary expansion is an efficient and stable treatment, which offers functional changes and minimal aesthetic alterations.

Keywords : Maxillary expansion; Surgically assisted maxillary expansion; Transverse maxillary deficiency.

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