Volume : 3
Issue : 3
Online ISSN : 2455-6785
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Article First Page : 172
Article End Page : 175
Objective: to evaluate expansion changes by removable Quad helix appliance on soft tissues profile in growing patients.
Materials and Method: the present prospective clinical study consisted of fifteen subjects (8 girls and 7 boys) with cross bite due to constricted maxillary arch. Cases were selected to be treated for 8 months.
Results: No significant difference Soft tissue facial angle, H angle, SK profile convexity, Soft tissues chin thickness, Superior sulcus depth, Nose prominence and significant difference of Basic upper lip thickness and Upper lip thickness.
Conclusion: the effect of expansion by Quad helix appliance on soft tissue facial angle, H angle and profile convexity showed insignificant changes after the expansion period and significant change of upper lip thickness and Basic upper lip thickness.
Keywords: Constricted maxilla, Expansion, Cross bite, Growing patients, Quad helix appliance, Soft tissues, Holdway measurements