Clinical Use of Light, Slow and Continuous Forces for Maxillary Expansion
You will receive 1 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The registration fee is only $41.00
The unique design of a new appliance, the Nitanium® Palatal Expander2 ™can convey a uniform, slow, low, continuous force for rotation, expansion and distalization for arch development.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following::
- Know that 25-30% of all orthodontic patients can benefit from maxillary expansion.
- Know that almost all Class II malocclusions can be improved by molar rotation, distalization, and/or expansion.
- Understand that light and slow expansion procedures can allow physiologic adjustments and reconstitution of the suture elements.
- Understand that nickel titanium can be used to provide an expansion rate that maintains tissue integrity while repositioning and remodeling of the teeth and bone.
- Learn the procedures for appliance selection, preparation, placement, and adjustment of the Nitanium® Palatal Expander2™.
- Understand other functions and uses of the Nitanium® Palatal Expander2 ™
Traditionally, rapid palatal expanders such as the Haas and the Hyrax have been used during treatment of discrepancies in the transverse plane. This type of expansion can deliver forces in the 1120 to 7500 grams range. It has been suggested that slower expansion procedures can provide a more physiological force for alterations to suture and periosteal tissues. The unique design of a new appliance, the Nitanium® Palatal Expander2 ™, can convey a uniform, slow, low, continuous force for rotation, expansion and distalization for arch development. A selection of sizes is available for the appropriate amount of arch development. The appliance can be constructed and delivered at chairside, thus eliminating expensive and time consuming laboratory procedures. The appliance can be used both bilaterally and unilaterally and has many uses that support other adjunctive therapy.
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