Title : Tooth-borne versus bone-borne rapid maxillary expansion for transverse maxillary deficiency: A systematic review
The aim of this study was to compare dentoskeletal effects of bone-borne expanderswith those of conventional expanders in adolescent and adults having transverse maxillary deficiency.All randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing the effects of bone-borne with those oftooth-borne expansion for treatment of maxillary transverse deficiency in adults and adolescents with maxillary transverse deficiency or posterior crossbite were included. The systematic searchwas irrespective of language and publication type. The electronic search was conducted from1980 to January 2018. Within the limit of the present evidence regarding maxillary expansion, it seems that both tooth-borne and bone-borne devices result in the same outcome in terms of the amount of maxillary expansion, dental tipping, stability and perceived pain both in RME and SARME proce-dure. PROSPERO registration: CRD42017061078.