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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.