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Modifi ed hyrax splint for rapid maxillary expansion in esthetically concerned patients

Sarabjeet Singh Sandhu1Taruna Puri1Navreet Sandhu2
1Departments of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2Prosthodontics, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
Corresponding Author:

Taruna Puri

Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India.
E-mail: tarunapuri5@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:

Taruna Puri

Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India.
E-mail: tarunapuri5@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2321-1407.155846 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


The orthodontic treatment of Class III malocclusion with a maxillary deficiency is often treated with maxillary protraction either with or without maxillary expansion. The routine procedure for rapid maxillary expansion includes banding on first premolars/first deciduous molars and the permanent first molars. However in some patients who are esthetically very conscious, banding of the first premolar would not be a good esthetic option. So for such circumstances we have designed a modified hyrax splint, which does not need the first premolars to be banded.
Keywords: Modified hyrax splint for rapid maxillary expansion, rapid maxillary expansion, esthetic rapid maxillary expansion splint

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