Influence of activation protocol on perceived pain during rapid maxillary expansion.

@article{Baldini2015InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of activation protocol on perceived pain during rapid maxillary expansion.},
  author={Alberto Baldini and Alessandro Nota and Claudia Santariello and Valentina Assi and Fabiana Ballanti and Paola Cozza},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2015},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={1015-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of two different activation protocols on the timing and intensity of pain during rapid maxillary expansion (RME). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 112 prepubertal patients (54 males and 58 females, mean age 11.00 ± 1.80 years) with constricted maxillary arches underwent RME with two different activation protocols (group 1: one activation/day; group 2: two activations/day). Patients were provided with a numeric rating scale (NRS) and the Faces Pain Scale… CONTINUE READING
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