Maxillary expansion: a meta analysis.

  title={Maxillary expansion: a meta analysis.},
  author={Patricia H Schiffman and Orhan C. Tuncay},
  journal={Clinical orthodontics and research},
  volume={4 2},
The utility of maxillary expansion has been equivocal for more than 100 years. The advent of meta-analysis and evidence-based learning has provided an opportunity to look objectively at this treatment modality. Medline was searched from 1978 to 1999 for all studies examining the stability of transverse expansion of the human maxilla using initial search terms of maxillary expansion and palatal expansion which were limited to those English language and human subjects. The more than 5000 articles… CONTINUE READING