Development of a new three-directional distractor system for the correction of maxillary transverse and sagittal deficiency


Asan C. Y. , Kutuk N. , Kurt G. , Alkan A.

JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.46, no.3, pp.424-431, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcms.2017.12.010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.424-431

Abstract

Purpose: Class 3 malocclusions with maxillary deficiency, which are treated surgically and/or ordonotically, are common among adult patients. The aim of this study was to develop a three-directional bone-borne distractor that would allow the transverse expansion and sagittal advancement of the maxilla simultaneously.