Effect of low-level laser therapy (GaAlAs) on bone regeneration in midpalatal anterior suture after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion.

@article{Angeletti2010EffectOL,
  title={Effect of low-level laser therapy (GaAlAs) on bone regeneration in midpalatal anterior suture after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion.},
  author={Pierangelo Angeletti and Max Domingues Pereira and Heitor Francisco de Carvalho Gomes and Claudia Toyama Hino and Lydia Masako Ferreira},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2010},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={e38-46}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of laser therapy on bone regeneration in the midpalatal anterior suture (MPAS) after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME). METHODS Thirteen patients aged between 18 and 33 years old with maxillary transverse deficiency (> or =7.0 mm) were evaluated. All patients underwent subtotal Le Fort I osteotomy with separation of the pterygomaxillary suture with the use of Hyrax expander, and were divided into 2 groups: control… CONTINUE READING
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