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The premaxillary-maxillary suture and orthodontic mechanotherapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1986516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Even though there has been debate over whether a separate premaxilla exists in the human being, it has been suggested that the premaxillary-maxillary suture remains patent into adolescence and provides an explanation for the action of certain orthodontic and orthopedic appliances. To assess whether this suture is pertinent to an understanding of appliance effects, the skulls of 50 subadult subjects were scrutinized to determine patency with regard to age. Remnants of a premaxillary-maxillary suture may be present on the surface of the palate at all ages studied, and often this suture extends deep to the surface. However, in no case was the suture continuous so as to distinguish a distinct premaxilla. These findings disprove the claim that the premaxillary-maxillary suture system provides an explanation for any form of orthodontic or orthopedic therapy.
R G Behrents; E F Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0889-5406     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-12     Completed Date:  1991-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Orthodontics, University of Tennessee, Memphis.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cranial Sutures / anatomy & histology*,  embryology
Maxilla / anatomy & histology*,  embryology
Orthodontics, Corrective
Palate / anatomy & histology,  embryology
Comment In:
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 1991 Dec;100(6):19A-23A   [PMID:  1962601 ]
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 1991 Jul;100(1):19A-20A   [PMID:  2069143 ]

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