Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
Case Report
Correction of Unilateral Posterior Crossbite with U-MARPE

Correction of Unilateral Posterior Crossbite with U-MARPE


Private Practice, Michigan, United States


Division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut Health Center, School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, United States

Turk J Orthod 2020; 33: 192-196
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2020.20034
Read: 1974 Downloads: 681 Published: 20 August 2020

Unilateral posterior crossbite typically presents as a narrow maxillary arch and a broad mandibular arch on the side of the crossbite. Unwanted overexpansion and iatrogenic crossbite may develop as side effects if conventional rapid maxillary expansion is done in such cases. Thus, unilateral expansion of the maxilla with unilateral posterior crossbite can help us avoid these side effects and improve the transverse relationship between the maxillary and mandibular posterior dentition on the affected side only. In this case report, we describe a mini-implant–supported unilateral expansion of the maxillary arch in a patient with a unilateral posterior crossbite.

Cite this article as: Dzingle J, Mehta S, Chen PJ, Yadav S. Correction of Unilateral Posterior Crossbite with U-MARPE. Turk J Orthod 2020; 33(3): 192-6.

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