International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 10, Part D (2021)
Transverse discrepancies? Solutions with RME
Rapid Maxillary Expansion (RME) is a dramatic procedure with a long history. Emerson C. Angell reported on the procedure in 1860 (known as Father of RME), and since then it has gone through periods of popularity and decline.
Rapid Maxillary Expansion or Palatal Expansion occupies a unique niche in dentofacial therapy. By its tooth movements and mechanic's, it must basically come within the field of orthodontics, yet its ramification takes it into such other surgical disciplines as oral surgery, ENT and plastic surgery.
R.M.E. is comparatively simple and conservative method indicated for mainly maxillary transverse deficiency, bilateral crossbite, Class III prognathic malocclusion, cleft palate and medical problems like poor nasal airway due to anterior nasal stenosis, septal deformity, recurrent ear or nasal infection, allergic rhinitis, asthma and prior to septoplasty.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nivedita Sahoo, Dr. Rajat Mohanty. Transverse discrepancies? Solutions with RME. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(10):234-239.