This publication provides the long-term biomechanical effects of Mandibular Midline Distraction (MMD) and Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion (SARME). Both methods are stable method to widen respectively mandible and maxilla on the long-term. In addition, a biomechanical study on the biomechanical effect of different types of distractor is outlined, whereby a more rigid bone borne distractor has a better biomechanical outcome. Patient experiences of MMD and SARME were monitored and suggest that both modalities are well tolerated by patients. Regarding MMD complications were systematically assessed. Two literature reviews were performed regarding MMD.

Mandible, Maxilla, Distraction, Transversal, MMD, SARME
E.B. Wolvius (Eppo) , M.J. Koudstaal (Maarten)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
978-94-6361-242-5
hdl.handle.net/1765/115839
For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

de Gijt, J.P. (2019, April 26). Long-term effects of Mandibular Midline Distraction and Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/115839