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A team from Brazil did this trial. The AJO-DDO published the paper.

Effect of treatment of transverse maxillary deficiency using rapid palatal expansion on oral health-related quality of life in children: A randomized controlled trial.

Matheus Pithon et al.  AJO-DDO in press.

Professor Kevin O’Brien recently reviewed this paper on his blog and his summing up was as follows:

“Now and then, a team of investigators publishes an excellent paper. This new report outlines a trial that provides us with clinically important information on the effects of RPE.

Finally, I think that this paper should be widely read and quoted. It should reinforce our practice.”

Donald J Timms, ENT, & Michael J Trenouth, Consultant Orthodontist at the Royal Preston Hospital, carried out similar research in the late 80s and 90s and came to the same conclusion. My only comment is that there are less invasive ways in which to carry out this development.

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