Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00002993
Title: A systematic review on nickel-titanium palatal expanders: Prospectives and pitfalls
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Since nickel-titanium (NiTi) palatal expanders are routinely used in orthodontic practice, to get a more detailed insight about NiTi palatal expanders, a systematic review was planned. This review was mainly aimed to evaluate skeletal and dental changes following fixed NiTi palatal expander used in orthodontic patients with constricted maxillary arches. Materials and Methods: The studies that were included in this review are mainly clinical trials that assessed the skeletal and dental arch changes through measurements on dental casts or cephalometric radiographs. The studies that included the surgical or other simultaneous treatment interventions during the active expansion period were excluded from this review. Results: After a full search in the following electronic databases: PubMed and Google Scholar, five articles were selected based on the initial inclusion criteria. Changes in the intermolar and intercanine widths were recorded as the variables of interest. Conclusion: Since only low level of evidence was obtained, no strong conclusions on dental or skeletal changes that occurred after NiTi palatal expander treatment were made. Clinicians need to rely on their clinical experience, expert opinions, and the present evidence concerning slow maxillary expansion technique.

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    Suvetha Siva*, Ravindra Kumar Jain

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    Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Suvetha Siva, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Suvetha Siva*, Ravindra Kumar Jain

    Title:A systematic review on nickel-titanium palatal expanders: Prospectives and pitfalls
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (88-92)
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    Methodology:A systematic review
    Research Materials:Nickel-titanium palatal expanders

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Nickel-titanium palatal expanders Slow maxillary expansion Slow palatal expansion

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