Authors of section


Nicolas Homsi, Paulo Rodrigues, Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto, Beat Hammer, Scott Bartlett

Executive Editors

Edward Ellis III, Eduardo Rodriguez

General Editor

Daniel Buchbinder

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Maxillary malposition/widening

Maxillary malposition/widening may result from a mal reduced midface fracture affecting the maxillary arch. In many cases there is a comminution of the maxilla, oftentimes resulting in widening of the alveolar arch.

The most frequent clinical sign is malocclusion.

Furthermore the maxilla may be:

  • either impacted or elongated resulting in shortening/lengthening of the midface respectively.
  • widened.