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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-53

Wing-bib multi helix maxillary expander

Asst Prof., Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Mugdha P Mankar
52, Netaji Society, Near Friends Colony, Katol Road, Nagpur - 440 013, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-5742.199253

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An orthodontic appliance for maxillary expansion is presented, which consists of a wire assembly fabricated from 0.032” round straight length beta-titanium wire. Posterior active portion of the appliance consists of a trihelix omega loop parallel to palatal surface, providing transverse expansion and distalizing forces on the first molars. Anterior active portion consisting of an acrylic apron (bib) over a (wing-like) wire framework, provides transverse expansion at the anterolateral slopes of the palate including the depths; lying directly over the envisioned canine- first premolar root area of the palatal vault surface.

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