Rapid Palatal Expansion

By on 8-04-2012 in Appliance

Rapid palatal expansion produces changes primarily in the underlying skeletal structures rather than by the movement of teeth through the alveolar bone. After the palate has been widened, new bone is deposited in the area of expansion so that the integrity of the midpalatal suture usually is re -established within 3 – 6 months.

The most commonly recognized indication for rapid palatal expansion is the correction of posterior crossbite. Through the widening of the midpalatal suture, the correction of a posterior crossbite is accomplished quite readily in a patient in whom the maxillary sutural system is still patent. Other treatment effects of rapid palatal expansion include: addition of arch length, correction of axial inclinations of the posterior teeth, spontaneous correction of Class II malocclusion and broadening the smile.

For more information on the best possible Treatment for your Orthodontic case, please consult your Dentist. “There is no online material nor website that can substitute for professional advice.”

Reference
Rapid Palatal Expansion
http://www.costbraces.org/rpe/ by Dr. Sue Sharlene D Balmeo

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