The early establishment and stability of rugae have been extensively evaluated in the past, but only one study has been conducted to evaluate its association with sagittal skeletal pattern.17 Due to the ethnic variation in the palatal
rugae pattern, the current study was planned to evaluate the association of morphological characteristics of rugae in different sagittal skeletal patterns in the local population.
Linear regression analysis was done to quantify the strength of the relationship between the dependent (PRC) and independent (palatal
In the orthodontic literature, it was reported that the anterior palatal
plate has sufficient bone thickness for mini-screw insertion (13, 20, 21).
(15) In clinical dentistry, palatal
rugae due to their stable nature can be used as a landmark during orthodontic treatment, (8) cleft palate surgeries, (16) palatal
prosthesis, (17) and medicolegal identification.
It is important to keep MEC in mind as a definitive diagnosis for the asymptomatic, slow-growing lesions localized in the palatal
region with a smooth surface.
These are effective only for minor gagging.27 Studies have indicated that in certain conditions topical and local anesthetics can increase gagging due to the numbness that is produced in the sensitive palatal
and pharyngeal areas and it is sufficient to start the vomiting reflex.27,28
2002; and others listed in Table 1) is more appropriately termed "length," as these measurements are capturing palatal
dimensions along the anterior-posterior axis, the same axis along which other craniometric lengths (e.g., maximum cranial length) are also measured (e.g., Buikstra & Ubelaker 1994; Howells 1973; Martin & Saller 1957; Moore-Jansen et al.
In other words, it is more appropriate and more clinically relevant to report holistically the percentage of three rooted maxillary first molars with a Vertucci type 2-1 in the mesiobuccal root and type 1 canals in the distal and palatal
roots, respectively, than presenting only the percentage of type 2-1 canals in the mesiobuccal root separately from the other roots (Table 1).
The aim of this study was to present a case of an adult patient treated with a method called corticopuncture facilitated microimplant-assisted rapid palatal
expansion (CP + MARPE) which stands for an association of microimplant assisted rapid palatal
expansion and perforations called corticopunctures performed along the midpalatal suture, in order to reduce the resistance and optimize its opening.
The maxillary swing approach can be applied not only to the nasopharynx and retromaxillary area but also to palatal
It can be treated with several techniques such as slow orthodontic expansion, rapid palatal
expansion, and SARPE (2).