Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
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Early Maxillary Expansion with the Ni-Ti Memory Leaf Expander-A Compliance-Free Fixed Slow Maxillary Expansion Screw: A Report of 2 Cases

Early Maxillary Expansion with the Ni-Ti Memory Leaf Expander-A Compliance-Free Fixed Slow Maxillary Expansion Screw: A Report of 2 Cases

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Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

Turk J Orthod 2021; 34: 143-149
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2021.20154
Read: 167 Downloads: 60 Published: 25 June 2021

Transversal problems such as crowding and crossbite are one of the most common problems dealt with in early orthodontic treatments. Early correction of these problems may ease or even eliminate the future need for treatment. This paper presents the management of 2 cases with transverse discrepancy using the Ni-Ti Memory Leaf Expander––a new compliance-free slow maxillary expansion appliance. The total treatment time for both cases was 9 months. In both cases, the inter-canine, inter-premolar, and inter-molar distances, as well as the arch length, have all increased.

Cite this article as: Ulug B, Arman-Özçırpıcı A. Early maxillary expansion with the Ni-Ti memory leaf expander-A compliance-free fixed slow maxillary expansion screw: A report of 2 cases. Turk J Orthod. 2021; 34(2): 143-149.

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