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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2012 Dec;114(6):689-97. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2012.01.040. Epub 2012 Aug 2.

Long-term dental and skeletal changes in patients submitted to surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion: a meta-analysis.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This meta-analysis evaluated long-term dental and skeletal changes in patients submitted to surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion.

METHODS:

A search was performed in electronic databases. Human clinical trials with patients submitted to surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion with a follow-up of at least 1 year after expansion were selected. A methodological quality scoring process was used. A meta-analysis was performed to compare measurements of skeletal and dental structures.

RESULTS:

Three hundred sixty-five titles and abstracts were read. Ultimately 10 studies met the inclusion criteria. The 3 articles ranked as presenting low methodological quality were excluded. Three measurements could be compared and 3 time periods were used to assess changes.

CONCLUSIONS:

There is moderate evidence to conclude that maxillary alveolar width and intercanine and intermolar width have a long-term significant increase as a result of surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. A significant relapse is expected in the intercanine width after expansion.

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PMID:
22858019
DOI:
10.1016/j.oooo.2012.01.040
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