Proof: Moving the Maxilla is Possible in Adults

I found a very interesting study showing that maxillary displacement is possible in adults. Researchers applied 500g of force to the maxilla of adult monkeys through a teeth anchored appliance for 3 months. They then determined the maxillary displacement with the help of bjork implants. This is a very reliable technique, and it proves that facial bone movement is definitely possible in adults.

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This is the Vitallium splint that was used. As you can see on the picture, it is tooth-anchored.

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The monkeys were immobilized in a headgear for a duration of 80-91 days

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