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.
Kao, Chiao-Yi; Pan, Chin-Yun; Chang, Hong-Po; and Tseng, Yu-Chuan
"Assessment of Midpalatal Suture Maturation for Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 30:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol30/iss1/2