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Unilateral posterior crossbite and mastication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17126287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to characterize masticatory-cycle morphology, and distance of the contact glide in the closing masticatory stroke, in adult subjects with uncorrected unilateral posterior crossbite (UPXB), comparing the results obtained with those obtained in a parallel group of normal subjects. STUDY DESIGN: Mandibular movements (masticatory movements and laterality movements with dental contact) were registered using a gnathograph (MK-6I Diagnostic System) during unilateral chewing of a piece of gum. Traces were recorded on the crossbite and non-crossbite sides in the crossbite group, and likewise on both sides in the non-crossbite group. RESULTS: Mean contact glide distance on the crossbite side in the UPXB group was significantly lower than in the control group (p<0.001), and mean contact glide distance on the non-crossbite side in the UPXB group was significantly lower than in the control group (p=0.042). Cycle morphology was abnormal during chewing on the crossbite side, with the frequency distribution of cycle types differing significantly from that for the noncrossbite side and that for the control group (p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Patients with crossbite showed alterations in both contact glide distances and masticatory cycle morphology. These alterations are probably adaptive responses allowing maintenance of adequate masticatory function despite the crossbite.
Benito Rilo; José Luis da Silva; María Jesús Mora; Carmen Cadarso-Suárez; Urbano Santana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of oral biology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0003-9969     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Oral Biol.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-19     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0116711     Medline TA:  Arch Oral Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Prosthodontics Department, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological / physiology
Chewing Gum
Dental Arch / physiopathology
Dental Occlusion
Malocclusion / physiopathology*
Mandible / physiopathology
Mastication / physiology*
Tooth / physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chewing Gum

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