Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Different Approach to Transverse Palatal Expansion: MARPE (Miniscrew Assisted Rapid Expander) Over RME (Rapid Maxillary Expander)

Aisha Ali Riyamy1, Thuraiya Al Rashdi1, Karthik Shetty2, Mohammad Zeinalddin3 and P S Viswapurna4*

1Orthodontic Resident, Department of Orthodontics, Oman Dental College, Oman
2Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Oman Dental College, Oman
3Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Department of Orthodontics, Oman Dental College, Oman
4Senior Lecturer and Course Director, Department of Orthodontics, Oman Dental College, Oman

*Corresponding Author: P S Viswapurna, Senior Lecturer and Course Director, Department of Orthodontics, Oman Dental College, Oman.

Received: July 24, 2020; Published: August 20, 2020



Maxillary deficiency is among the huge culprits in orthodontic patients seeking treatment. Multiple treatment modalities are there to tackle this problem. The most common treatment approaches are rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and miniscrew/surgical assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE/SARPE). In this article we reviewed two different approaches of treatment, side effects of RME and also the non-surgical mini screw assisted expansion in both older and younger patients. The stability of expansion, skeletal and dentoalveolar effects in both treatment approaches were reviewed.

Keywords: Maxillary Deficiency; RME; MARPE; Palatal Expansion; Non-Surgical Expansion; Expansion Stability; Dentoalveolar Effects; Skeletal Effects



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Citation: P S Viswapurna., et al. “Different Approach to Transverse Palatal Expansion: MARPE (Miniscrew Assisted Rapid Expander) Over RME (Rapid Maxillary Expander)”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.9 (2020): 56-58.


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