Only low quality evidence available to assess the effectiveness of surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment

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In treating orthodontic problems in late adolescents and adults there is pressure to shorten treatment time. Surgical techniques such as corticotomy and dental distraction have been proposed as potential approaches. The aim of this review was to address 3 questions; Does surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment significantly increase the velocity of tooth movement and shorten treatment [read the full story…]

Limited evidence for changes of maxillary alveolar width after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion


Transverse discrepancies in the maxilla can be treated by rapid maxillary expansion (RME). This is ideally carried out during the pubertal growth spurt, usually before 15 years of age. In older patients surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) has been used.  The aim of this review was to assess the long-term dental and skeletal changes [read the full story…]