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Abstract

Accurately estimating the maturation of a midpalatal suture can improve the success rate of a maxillary expansion procedures. The craniofacial sutural maturation is an essential consideration in the choice between non-surgical and surgical methods of maxillary expansion. The maturation of a midpalatal suture can be assessed in several ways. This article reviews the literatures on the assessment of midpalatal suture maturation and its importance for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.

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