Article: Volume 10 Number 3 Page 86 - July 2017

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  Orth Update 2017; 10: 86-94

Orthodontics:  Managing the Transverse Dimension

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Abstract: The management of transverse discrepancies is one of the most challenging aspects of high quality orthodontic treatment. There are many different methods of managing the transverse dimension. We will outline the indications, advantages and disadvantages of these methods.

Clinical relevance: Transverse discrepancies are a common malocclusion which clinicians need to be able to manage.

Author notes: Catherine A Brierley, BDS(Hons), MFDS RCS, MClinDent, Orthodontic, Post-CCST, Sheffield and Chesterfield and Jonathan Sandler, BDS(Hons), MSc, PhD, FDS RCPS, MOrth RCS, Professor and Consultant Orthodontist, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK.

Objective: To summarize the more commonly used methods for correcting transverse discrepancies.

Kavo Kerr