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  • Greater the amount of crowding, greater the chance of relapse.therefore, reducing the amount of tooth material would produce a long term result.
  • LIP BUMPER?????reliability of removable appl in producing skeletal exp is highly questionable. Although possible to split the sutures, it is unpredictable. In deciduous/mixed dentition can produce appreciable skeletal effects.Fixed can produce consistent skeletal effects.
  • Graber Neumann.encased screws are sturdy and resist stress,the spiral part may however turn back.the skeleton screws with part of the spiral embedded in the acrylic is superior in this respect and preferred now.
  • Y configuration;simultaneous ant and post expn.transverse expn with removable appliance indicated in skeletal crossbites /dental expn of not more than 2mm/side.major problem screw activated device, is heavy intermittent force system, which requires slow and careful tooth movement.PROFFIT
  • With increase in age, midpalatal suture more and more torturous & a child 9-1yrs any expn device)Li Arch) bring expn.but by adolescence-heavy force to separate the partially interlocked suture.
  • The final position of the maxilla after completion of expansion is unpredictable and has been reported to return partially/completely to its original position.
  • AJO-DO 1995 march RME evaluated through PA analysis da silva, torrey, montes.
  • AJO DO Jan 1987, CLINICIANS CORNER,Bishara and Staley.
  • Greater opening in the ant area than postr area.
  • AJO 1984 Aug
  • AJO 1984 Aug A full coverage acrylic bonded RME Spolyar.
  • AJO 1984 AUG A full coverage bonded palatal expander- spoylar.
  • JCO Jan 1994 RME in cleft patients.
  • More teeth in the anchorage unit than the side to be moved or expanded. Proffit.
  • Interatomic forces bind the atoms tightly at high temp, low, weaken,.’. Flexible.
  • 1997 April JCO.
  • 36mil.
  • aborigines occlusion. Xn to a non xn case, borderline case.
  • Favorable-by eliminating the tooth material excess. X ray to ascertain thickness of the enamel rough estimate of the tooth material reduction.
  • Methods of gaining space. /certified fixed orthodontic courses by Indian dental academy

    1. 1. METHODS OF GAINING SPACE. INDIAN DENTAL ACADEMY Leader in continuing dental education
    2. 2. Space required to   Move teeth into ideal locations. Correction of crowding, retraction,intrusion, leveling of curve of Spee, derotation of anterior teeth, correction of molar relation.
    3. 3. SPACE CAN BE GAINED BY Non extraction method Expansion Extraction method. Interproximal reduction. Molar distalization
    4. 4. When to employ the method of Non extraction for gaining space? Guide lines: •8mm/less of crowding-mild to moderate space requirement. •Severely mesially and lingually tipped posterior teeth-constricted arches(no skeletal component of malocclusion). •No need to alter the facial profile. •Co-operative patient. •Growing patients-afford more space.
    5. 5. Skeletal Expansion: Dentoalveolar Fixed Removable Coffin springs Slow expansion RME Quad helix W arch Screws. Jack screws used in removable – slow expansion In fixed- quad helix, w arch can be used. Arch Wire
    6. 6. Removable appliances: Coffin spring •Walter H. Coffin 1881 •Indications: Slow dentoalveolar exp Constricted upper arch APPLIANCE CONSTRUCTION: 1.25mm hard round S.Steel wire. U or Omega shaped wire. Stands 1mm away from palate. Retention from Adam’s clasps on U6,U4 or E
    7. 7. Appliance activation. Range of activation 2-4 mm before insertion. Disadvantage: Dislodgement of clasps from the teeth. Heavy intermittent force. Patient compliance.
    8. 8. Expansion Screws Baseplate used as working part, divided and driven apart by screws. •An equal division-create reciprocal anchorage for both parts. •Unequal:larger-added anchorage for movement of smaller part/s.F/A more. •90 degrees-plates move apart by 0.2mm. •PDL-0.1mm on each side. •Schwartz- first to use this type of plate. •254types.but basic principles same. Encased screws Skeleton screws • SIZES Maxillary-broader Mandibular-narrower
    9. 9. Encased screw. Skeleton type. Bertoni screw.
    10. 10. Schematic sagittal section:
    11. 11. Activation of the screws in removable appliance: •1mm/complete revolution. •0.25mm of tooth movement/quarter turn. •Rate of active movement not exceed 1mm/month •Only twice a week-1mm bilateral movement. •Turn screw with appliance in mouth. •Don’t remove it for several hrs after activationbetter chance of fit.
    12. 12.
    13. 13. Disadvantages of removable appliances.     All split appliances – only tipping tooth movement(edge of plate contacts each tooth at only one point) no couple. Activation of screw produces heavy intermittent force. Initial high and rapid decay- potential of damaging the tooth. Limited indications . USAGE WITH FUNCTIONAL APPLIANCES.
    14. 14. Lower Schwartz appliance: Indications: Mild to moderate lower ant crowding, Lingual tipping of post teeth. Activation:once/week 0.20 to 0.25mm of expn in midline. 3-4months; gain 4-5mm of arch length anteriorly. PURPOSE: orthodontic tipping, uprighting.
    15. 15. Upper Vs Lower expansion stability: Upper – more stable.  Lower – before canine eruption.8- 9yrs. Force elimination: Frankel regulator. Lip bumper. 
    16. 16. Rapid Vs Slow Maxillary Expansion. Rapid Expansion across the suture Slow 2 schools of thought - rate of palatal splitting: 1. Rapid expansion: 2-4weeks:min tipping & max skeletal displacement. 0.3-0.5mm/day. Force build up to 10-20pounds. 2. Slow expansion: 1mm/week for 2-6months. 2-4pounds of pressure – optimum. The ratio of skeletal to dental exp is 1:1 from the beginning . More physiological response.
    17. 17.
    18. 18. Rapid Maxillary Expansion: •Skeletal expansion, separation of the mid-palatal suture • Maxillary shelves away from each other. HISTORY: Emerson C. Angell 1860 E.N.T Surgeons. Korhkaus and Andrew Haas in 1950’s
    19. 19. Indications:      Unilateral/bilateral discrepancies. Skeletal/dental constriction. Gain arch length in cases of moderate crowding. AP discrepancies-class II div I, class III. Inadequate nasal capacity- chronic respiratory problems.
    20. 20. Contra indications:     Single tooth cross bite Vertical growers-steep mandibular plane angle. Pre school children.(fig) Non compliant patients.
    21. 21. Fig:
    22. 22. Principle: Rapid heavy force to teeth- no sufficient time for teeth to respond. Transferred to the suture, which opens. While teeth move minimally relative to their supporting bone.
    23. 23. Sutural patency. •Vital to RME. •when and how quickly synostosis takes place? •Studies. •Earliest – 15yr girl. Oldest unossified-27yr woman. •In general, bony spicules : 15-19yrs. •Greater obliteration posteriorly. •On avg, 5% closed by age of 25 yrs. •Optimal age-before 13-15yrs. Later unpredictable. •OCCLUSAL RADIOGRAPH.
    24. 24. Effects of RME On the maxilla.
    25. 25.
    26. 26. Krebs (1964) : 2 halves of maxilla rotate in Sagittal Coronal Coronal plane: 2 halves move away from each other. Fulcrum of rotation around the fronto-maxillary suture. Sagittal plane: rotate in downward and forward direction. Final position: unpredictable. Partially/complete relapse.
    27. 27. RME in deciduous and mixed dentition produces, downward and forward rotation of the palatal plane. Increase in the upper anterior facial height (N to ANS) Point A is also moved anteriorly.
    28. 28. Triangular split of maxilla. A. Transverse view B. Frontal view
    29. 29. Coronal Section at the level of 1st molars The mid palatal suture opens with an inverted V shape ,the maxillae separate, the alveolar ridges tip and bend buccally,the teeth move bodily and also tip within the alveoli,and the mucoperiosteum of the palate stretches.
    30. 30. Greater opening The typical triangular opening of the median palatal suture confirms the separation of the maxillary process during the RME.similar opening-in superio-inferior direction.Max-oral side,less on nasal side. The median palatine suture is repaired totally after 90 days of active phase of expansion.
    31. 31. Evident splitting of the maxilla Represents the so called Orthopedic effect. Nasal cavity widened. Floor and lateral walls by maxillary process.
    32. 32. 1. 2. 3. 1. Before treatment. 2. During treatment. 3. After treatment
    33. 33. Effects on: Maxillary anterior teeth: diastema. ½ the distance the screw has opened.By 3-4months closes. Maxillary posterior teeth:fig Mandible: swing downwards and backwards.(disagree)
    34. 34. Changes in angle of tooth inclination 1st during active RME 2nd after RME during controlled relapse. .’. Need to overcorrect to compensate for the subsequent up righting of the teeth.
    35. 35. Effects On Nasal Air Flow: Anatomically:Increase in width of nasal cavity at the floor,outer walls of the nasal cavity move laterally. Air flow resistance reduced by 45% thereby improving nasal breathing. Total Effect: Increase in the inter nasal capacity. Wertz(1968): opening the palatal suture for purpose of increasing the nasal airway, cannot be justified unless the obstruction is in the lower anterior portion of the cavity accompanied by a relative maxillary width deficiency.
    36. 36. Banded Types of RME Screws. Tooth and tissue borne Derichsweiler Haas Bonded Tooth borne Issacson Hyrax
    37. 37. Derichsweiler appliance. Retentive tags
    38. 38. Haas Appliance 1.2mm S.steel wire
    39. 39. Hyrax type of Screw.
    40. 40. Issacson expansion appliance Using Minne expander. A coil spring having a nut to compress the spring. ACTIVATION Expander activated by closing the nut so that the spring gets compressed.
    41. 41. Bonded RME 1. Cast Cap Splints. 2. Acrylic cap splints.
    42. 42. Bonded Rapid Palatal Expansion appliance.
    43. 43. Activation Schedule: TIMMS: •Upto 15yrs: 90 degrees rotation in morning and evening. •Over 15yrs: 45 degrees activation 4 times a day. •Over 20yrs: initial 90 degrees, 45 degrees morning and evening.Surgical intervention. ZIMRING and ISSACSON Young growing patients: 2 turns/day for 4-5 days.later 1turn/day till desired expansion. Non growing adult: 2 turns for 1st two days, 1turn/day for next 5-7 days. And 1 turn every alternate day.
    44. 44. How much to expand? STABILITY: 1. Growing patients. 2. Before the eruption of canines. 3. Self retention of cross bite correction.
    45. 45. Surgery as an adjunct: •Unusual resistance to separation-surgical intervention. •Females over 16yrs, males over 18yrs. Surgery ( SARPE ) / surgery + RME (distraction osteogenesis) Palatal osteotomy. Lateral maxillary osteotomy. Anterior maxillary osteotomy.
    46. 46. Clinical Tips:       4/4 Xn postpone. No prior orthodontic movement. Activate, 15-30min after insertion. String/dental floss tied. See patient at regular intervals. Monitor with weekly occlusal radiographs.     Open within 7-10 days. Retention: 3-6months. TPA can be placed. Symptoms on premature removal.   Dizziness,heavy pressure, face.blanching of soft tissue. 19hrs. Always seated.
    47. 47. Fixed Expansion appliances Quad Helix Evolved- original coffin loop. 4 helices - increase range and springiness of the appliance. Anterior helices bulk-serve as reminder. Indications: •Bilateral posterior cross bite. •Finger sucking habit. 2 types: fixed removable
    48. 48. ACTIVATION 38 mil S.Steel wire. Li wire contact teeth in crossbite. 1-2mm distal. Molar rotation Slow dentoalveolar expansion. 2mm/month.1mm on each side,until cross bite over corrected. In primary and early mixed dentitionskeletal midpalatal splitting. •Over correction. •Soft tissue irritation. •3 months of retention.
    49. 49. W ARCH • Originally used by Ricketts. •36mil S.Steel wire. •1-1.5mm short of palatal soft tissue. ACTIVATION: •2mm/month. Duration 2-3months. •Remove and then activate. •3 months retention.
    50. 50. Unequal W arch to correct true unilateral maxillary constriction. Side to be expanded- fewer teeth than the anchorage unit.
    51. 51. Nickel Titanium palatal expander -Wendell V. Arndt JCO 1993 march Tandem loop Ni Ti palatal expander Light continuous forces. Simultaneous up righting, rotating and distalization of the molar. Transition temp 94 F Sizes-8 diff molar widths. 27mm – 47mm.force 180-300g
    52. 52. Degree of compression at 20 degrees below the transition temp. B. effect of shape memory when the wire is warmed to body temperature . . Passive appliance. B.initial activation and insertion for expansion and distal molar rotation. C. After expansion and rotation correction.
    53. 53. Nitanium Palatal Expander 2 Maurice C. Corbett JCO April 1997. Uniform slow continuous forces. Maintains the tissue integrity. Regeneration = rate of expansion. ACTION Shape memory and transition temp.
    54. 54. APPLIANCE SELECTION         Available in 10 sizes, from 26mm to 44mm. Determination of the size of expander. NPE 2 delivers a force of 350g in 3mm increments. If 4mm expansion ,initial force higher, later return to 350g once 3mm expansion occurs. Preprogrammed, .’. Self limiting. TETRA FLUOROETHANE refrigerant spray. In mouth begins to warm,NiTi stiffen-shape memory. Completed in 2-4months. Retention-2-3months.
    55. 55. Ligature should be tied. After Initial placement. After 3 months of expansion with NiTi palatal expander 2
    56. 56. LIP BUMPER. Gain arch length in mild to moderate crowding cases. Stainless steel 36mil in0.045”tubing or coated in acrylic and inserted into the molar tubes. The lateral arms remove the resting pressure of the buccal musculature .’. Allow the unopposed action of tongue – increases arch width Lip Bumper Bodily forward movement of incisor, labial flaring, distal tipping of molars. Pressure exerted on the shield-100-300g
    57. 57. CETLIN’S LIP BUMPER Reinforce anchorage. Molar distalization. Middle of the crown. Canine 2mm. Premolar 3mm.
    58. 58. DENHOLTZ LIP BUMPER /muscle anchorage appliance. Upper lip contraction and exercises, exert distalizing force via the coil spring.
    59. 59. T.P.A •0.036” S.Steel wire. •Fixed or removable. •Prevents mesial migration of U 6. •Molar rotation. Maintain the inter molar width. Functional appliances: Functional Regulator.
    60. 60. Arch Expansion in Fixed Appliances: •In conjunction with TPA / quad helix 5mm of expansion in the molar and the canine area. Overlay wires used for arch expansion.
    61. 61. PROXIMAL STRIPPING.     Proximal surfaces sliced to reduce the M-D width of the teeth. Conservative method-mild to moderate crowding.3-5 mm of space requirement. Ballard – 1944. Routinely carried out in the lower anterior region.
    62. 62. Indications:       Contra Indications:  Young patients- high pulp chamber. 3-5mm.  High caries index. Bolton’s excess.  Poor oral hygiene. Aid in retention.  Enamel hypoplasia. Maintain the profile. Maintain Class I canine and molar relation. Carey’s analysis:0-2.5mm Advantages: •Borderline to non Extraction. •A favorable overjet and bite can be estbl.(match the U and L tooth material) •More stable results –contact area broadened.
    63. 63. Disadvantages:       Roughened proximal surface- plaque. Ledges, grooves. Excess tooth material reduction. Increased caries susceptibility Sensitivity. Alteration of the tooth morphology. Loss of contact- food impaction. Conventional Methods Air rotor stripping.
    64. 64. Amount of proximal stripping: Not more than 50% of enamel thickness 1. Metallic abrasive strips. 2. Safe sided carborundum discs. 3. Long thin tapered fissure bur.
    65. 65. Air rotor Stripping method (ARS)       John J. Sheridan in 1985. Removal in buccal segments (enamel thickest) 3-8mm of space requirement. More space than conventional. 1mm per contact point. No risk of cutting gingival tissue.
    66. 66. Diagrammatic representation of ARS technique
    67. 67.
    68. 68. Polishing. Topical fluoride application Useful therapeutic tool if done judiciously. Excessive enamel reduction is irreparable; Proximal surfaces must be shaped as naturally as possible. Polishing. Done properly- no effects on interproximal tissue and bone.
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