Nonsurgical RME (Haas) in Adults , is it reliable?

This post is prepared in collaboration with Dr. Maali Faqeeh ..

The results of the following papers indicate that nonsurgical RME in adults is a clinically successful and safe method for correcting transverse maxillary arch deficiency though it was thought to be an unreliable procedure.

1. Nonsurgical Rapid Maxillary Expansion in Adults: Report on 47 Cases Using the Haas Expander.

2. Nonsurgical Rapid Maxillary Alveolar Expansion in Adults: A clinical evaluation.

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General Guidelines for Orthodontic Retention Protocol

Written By: Dr Rania AlRaddadi ..

As a continuation of the discussion we had today, I looked up some papers related to retention and it appears that no solid evidence is available up to date. The reason I believe is ofcourse the lack of well conducted trials and the huge variability in selecting the protocols among orthodontists.

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