Rapid maxillary expansion: a review of appliance designs, biomechanics and clinical aspects

Almuzian, M., Short, L., Isherwood, G., Al-Muzian, L. and McDonald, J. (2016) Rapid maxillary expansion: a review of appliance designs, biomechanics and clinical aspects. Orthodontic Update, 9(3), pp. 90-95. (doi:10.12968/ortu.2016.9.3.90)

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Abstract

Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is an orthopaedic procedure that utilizes heavy forces to correct transverse maxillary arch discrepancies. There is a substantial body of literature relating to the various designs of RME devices and their clinical indications. CPD/Clinical Relevance: To provide the dental practitioner and orthodontist with evidence-based facts about types, designs and uses of RME appliances and to promote understanding of their biomechanical effects.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McDonald, Professor James and Short, Dr Laura
Authors: Almuzian, M., Short, L., Isherwood, G., Al-Muzian, L., and McDonald, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Orthodontic Update
Publisher:Mark Allen Group
ISSN:1756-6401

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