Mandibular symphyseal distraction osteogenesis using a bone-supported distractor

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Bayram M., Ozer M., Alkan A.

ANGLE ORTHODONTIST, vol.77, no.4, pp.745-752, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2319/070506-274
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.745-752
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Increases in mandibular width by symphyseal distraction osteogenesis have recently been shown to be an acceptable and stable treatment option for transverse deficiencies. This case report presents the application of symphyseal distraction osteogenesis for increasing mandibular width using a bone-supported distractor as part of the orthodontic treatment of a 14-year-old male with a tapered shaped mandible and severe mandibular anterior crowding.