Mandibular widening by intraoral distraction osteogenesis.

@article{Guerrero1997MandibularWB,
  title={Mandibular widening by intraoral distraction osteogenesis.},
  author={Cesar Alvarez Guerrero and William H Bell and G I Contasti and Alina Mart{\'i}nez Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={383-92}
}
Transverse mandibular deficiency with crowding of the mandibular anterior teeth is frequently present in patients with Class I and II malocclusions. The hallmarks of treatment by compensating orthodontics, functional appliances or orthopaedic devices are instability, compromised periodontium and compromised facial aesthetics. A new surgical technique has been developed to widen the mandible. The method is based upon gradual osteodistraction following vertical interdental symphyseal osteotomy… CONTINUE READING

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Distraction osteogenesis provided an efficient surgical alternative to orthognathic surgery for widening the mandible and treatment of transverse mandibular deficiency without extraction of teeth .
Distraction osteogenesis provided an efficient surgical alternative to orthognathic surgery for widening the mandible and treatment of transverse mandibular deficiency without extraction of teeth .
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