Transforce Appliance – A Review of Literature


Authors : Dr. Jibin Joy; Dr. Asjad Nizar; Dr. Harikrishnan; Dr. Anil Kumar; Dr. Sheethal

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

Google Scholar : https://bit.ly/3IIfn9N

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7638074

Transverse malocclusions are always subjected to early intervention and treatment, since growth tends to seize first in the transverse direction. Many appliances which have come up for expansion of the maxillary arch especially due to the requirement for expansion in cleft lip and palate patients. Expansion in maxillary arch can be done with various appliances like Quadhelix, W arch, NiTi palatal expander, hyrax appliance and so on. When it comes to the mandibular arch, the concept of expansion isn’t similar to that of the upper arch. This is due to the absence of sutures and light slow continuous forces are required for expansion of mandibular arches, where TransForce lingual expander was one such appliance.

Keywords : Mandibular Arch Expansion, Transforce Appliance, Arch Development.

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