Diagnosis and treatment of transverse maxillary deficiency.

  title={Diagnosis and treatment of transverse maxillary deficiency.},
  author={Norman J Betts and Robert L. Vanarsdall and H Dexter Barber and K Higgins-Barber and Raymond J Fonseca},
  journal={The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic surgery},
  volume={10 2},
Treatment of skeletally mature patients is often complicated by inadequately treated or undiagnosed transverse skeletal discrepancy. This report emphasizes diagnosis of transverse maxillo-mandibular discrepancy and describes recommendations for treatment. Proper treatment strategy must consider the type and magnitude of transverse deficiency, patient's growth status, dentofacial esthetics, stability factors, and periodontal tissue health. Indications for surgically assisted maxillary expansion… CONTINUE READING
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