Rapid maxillary expansion outcomes according to midpalatal suture maturation levels
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CitationSayar, G. ve Kılınç, D. D. (2019). Rapid maxillary expansion outcomes according to midpalatal suture maturation levels. Progress in Orthodontics, 20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40510-019-0278-9
Background: This study aims to compare the relationship between skeletal and dental outcomes of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) treatment on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images between pre-pubertal peak (pre-peak) and post-pubertal peak (post-peak) patients. The null hypothesis was that there was no difference in the outcomes of RME treatment between the groups. Methods: Thirty-two patients who underwent RME treatment were classified according to midpalatal suture maturation levels and then divided into two groups as pre-peak and post-peak. Skeletal and dental measurements were performed on the CBCT images at T0 (pre-treatment stage) and at T1 (post-treatment stage). Paired sample t test was used to evaluate normally distributed data and P < 0.05 was taken as the significance level. Results: There were significant differences between T0 and T1 within the groups, but the changes between the pre-peak and post-peak patient groups were not statistically significant. Conclusion: Non-significant changes were found between the two groups, and the null hypothesis was excepted.