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Upper midline deviation: modified Hyrax expander

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  /1/2014

Authors:  G. Farronato, L. Giannini, G.Galbiati, C. Maspero

Language:  English

Institution:  Department of Orthodontics, IRCCS Cą Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milano, Italy

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Hyrax rapid palatal expander; Midline deviation; Orthodontic treatment.

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Title:  Upper midline deviation: modified Hyrax expander

Abstract:  Background The Hyrax rapid palatal expander is useful for patients in mixed dentition witht premature exfoliation of some deciduous teeth and maxillary hypoplasia. This appliance, which is provided of a vestibular arm for correcting maxillary asymmetric transverse discrepancies, represents an interceptive treatment able to reduce the duration of the orthodontic therapy with fixed appliances. Case report In this case report the modified version of the Hyrax rapid palatal expander is described. The activation method, the therapeutic benefits as well as the clinical advantages are described.

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