Development of a new three-directional distractor system for the correction of maxillary transverse and sagittal deficiency.

PURPOSE Class 3 malocclusions with maxillary deficiency, which are treated surgically and/or ordonotically, are common among adult patients. The aim of this study was to develop a three-directional bone-borne distractor that would allow the transverse expansion and sagittal advancement of the maxilla simultaneously. MATERIALS AND METHODS Computed… (More)