The Rotterdam Palatal Distractor: introduction of the new bone-borne device and report of the pilot study.

@article{Koudstaal2006TheRP,
  title={The Rotterdam Palatal Distractor: introduction of the new bone-borne device and report of the pilot study.},
  author={Maarten J. Koudstaal and Karel George Hendrik Van Der Wal and Eppo Bonne Wolvius and Alcuin J M Schulten},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={31-5}
}
Transverse maxillary hypoplasia, in adolescents and adults, is frequently seen as an acquired deformity and in congenital deformities patients and can be corrected by means of surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. Traditionally, the distractors for expansion are tooth-borne devices, i.e. hyrax appliances, which may have some serious disadvantages such as tooth tipping, cortical fenestration, skeletal relapse and loss of anchorage. In contrast, with bone-borne distractors most of the… CONTINUE READING