Mandibular symphyseal distraction osteogenesis using a bone-supported distractor

Bayram M., Ozer M., Alkan A.

ANGLE ORTHODONTIST, vol.77, no.4, pp.745-752, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2319/070506-274
  • Title of Journal : ANGLE ORTHODONTIST
  • Page Numbers: pp.745-752


Increases in mandibular width by symphyseal distraction osteogenesis have recently been shown to be an acceptable and stable treatment option for transverse deficiencies. This case report presents the application of symphyseal distraction osteogenesis for increasing mandibular width using a bone-supported distractor as part of the orthodontic treatment of a 14-year-old male with a tapered shaped mandible and severe mandibular anterior crowding.