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Article: Volume 14 Number 3 Page 169 - July 2021

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  Orthodontic Update 55: 169-169

Tricks of the Trade:  Debonding loops for bonded acrylic expanders

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Abstract: Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) provides a means of expanding the upper arch by separation at the midline palatal suture. One approach to this expansion is to use a bonded acrylic variant.

Author notes: Naeem I Adam BDS(Hons), MJDF RCS(Eng), Specialty Registrar in Orthodontics, Leeds Dental Institute and St Luke’s Hospital Bradford, Simon J Littlewood, BDS, FDS RCS, MDSc, MOrth RCS, FDS(Orth) RCS, Consultant in Orthodontics, St Luke’s Hospital Bradford and Leeds Dental Institute. David M Sarver DMD, MS, Private Practice of Orthodontics, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Email:

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