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Changes of tongue position and oropharynx following treatment with functional appliance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19161068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to determine changes of tongue position and oropharyngeal space following treatment with functional appliance in patients with class II div I malocclusion. In this before-after clinical trial, 28 patients with class II div I malocclusion were investigated. The range of age of females was 10-13 years and males 11-14 years. These samples were treated for II months. McNamara analysis and some linear variables were used to determine positional changes of tongue and oropharyngeal space. In this study, tongue moved significantly (P. value < 0.05) forwards in the horizontal dimension and non-significantly downwards in the vertical dimension. Treatment with functional appliance leads to significant alterations in tongue position and significantly increases the extent of oropharyngeal space.
S Yassaei; Z Bahrololoomi; M Sorush
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1053-4628     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Pediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-23     Completed Date:  2009-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100079     Medline TA:  J Clin Pediatr Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-90     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Children Dentistry, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences.
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MeSH Terms
Cephalometry / methods
Cervical Vertebrae / pathology
Follow-Up Studies
Malocclusion, Angle Class II / pathology,  therapy*
Mandible / pathology
Maxillofacial Development
Odontoid Process / pathology
Oropharynx / pathology*
Orthodontic Appliance Design
Orthodontic Appliances, Functional*
Retrognathism / pathology,  therapy
Tongue / pathology*
Vertical Dimension

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