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The transverse dimension, an all-too-neglected factor Volume 87, issue 1, 88e réunion scientifique de la S.F.O.D.F., Marseille, 13–14 mai 2016

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A transverse dimension deficiency is most often the result of functional disorders. Poor tongue posture at rest and during function as well as digit-sucking give rise to deficiencies which are initially alveolar but which, with time, frequently end up becoming skeletal. The combination of functional rehabilitation and transverse dimension treatment is the best way to avoid many relapses. We need to monitor this anomaly closely, from diagnosis to retention. Otherwise, failure awaits us.