Guided physiological correction of upper dental midline after rapid maxillary expansion

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Edition V17N01 | Year 2018 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 32 to 43

Eduardo Franzotti Sant’Anna, Diego Coelho Lorenzoni, Amanda Carneiro da Cunha, Bruna Caroline Tomé Barreto, Anna Paula Nigri

Cases with upper asymmetric anteri- or crowding, maxillary atresia and upper mid- line shift are not uncommon and a simple interceptive procedure can facilitate treatment. In these cases, the diastema developed by the rapid maxillary expansion can be physiologically closed in a differentiated or asymmetric manner, which allows partial or even total midline correction with little orthodontic forces. This case report illustrates an interceptive procedure that effectively accelerates correction of maxillary anterior lack of space and dental asymmetries.

Malocclusion, Diastema, Palatal expansion technique, Orthodontics, Interceptive,

Sant’Anna EF, Lorenzoni DC, Cunha AC, Barreto BCT, Nigri AP. Correção fisiológica guiada da linha média superior após expansão rápida da maxila. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2018 Fev-Mar;17(1):32-43. DOI:

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