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International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1996
Volume 11 , Issue 3

Pages: 235 - 238

Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion: A modified approach in a patient with a missing lateral incisor


In conventional surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion, a diastema is opened between the central incisors. A case is presented in which the surgical procedure was modified so that the split of the maxilla occurred in the region of a missing lateral incisor rather than at the midline. This facilitated restoration of the space with a prosthetic tooth almost immediately following surgery.


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