Surgically assisted, rapid maxillary expansion in adults. A retrospective long-term follow-up study.

@article{Strmberg1995SurgicallyAR,
  title={Surgically assisted, rapid maxillary expansion in adults. A retrospective long-term follow-up study.},
  author={Christen Str{\"o}mberg and Jakob Holm},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={222-7}
}
This study presents a technique for surgically assisted, rapid maxillary expansion performed on 20 patients and the results after orthodontic treatment. The mean age of the patients was 36.3 years and on average they had been followed-up for 3 years and 6 months. The results seemed to be reliable long-term. The definitive expansion in the first molar region was 7.1 mm +/- 2.4 and in the canine region 4.8 mm +/- 2.7. The relapse measured after the observation period, was in the corresponding… CONTINUE READING

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