Application and effectiveness of a mini-implant- and tooth-borne rapid palatal expansion device: the hybrid hyrax.

@article{Wilmes2010ApplicationAE,
  title={Application and effectiveness of a mini-implant- and tooth-borne rapid palatal expansion device: the hybrid hyrax.},
  author={Benedict Wilmes and Manuel Nienkemper and Dieter Drescher},
  journal={World journal of orthodontics},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={323-30}
}
AIM Rapid palatal expansion (RPE) is used for treatment of skeletal crossbites. It may be combined with a face mask if the maxilla is to be protracted. Conventional tooth-borne appliances rely on an almost complete dentition to transmit the relatively high forces to the bony structures of the maxilla and midface. In most situations, tooth-borne appliances produce adverse effects such as buccal tipping of the lateral teeth, imposing the risk of recessions and vestibular bone fenestrations. To… CONTINUE READING

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