Athena Papadakis

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INTRODUCTION Transverse maxillary deficiency is frequently observed in patients who seek orthodontic treatment. In skeletally mature patients, transverse maxillary deficiency can be treated with surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE). Forces delivered by the expander produce areas of compression in the periodontal ligament, which could lead to(More)
Sleep-related bruxism (SB) and wake-time tooth clenching (TC) have been associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), headache, and sleep and behavioral complaints. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and risk factors of these signs and symptoms in a 7- to 17-yr-old population (n = 604) seeking orthodontic treatment. Data were collected by(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic snoring is considered abnormal in a pediatric population. This disorder is often attributed to enlarged tonsils and adenoids, but multiple anatomic obstructions should also be considered. Facial and dental morphometry associations with various sleep-disordered breathing symptoms were investigated at an orthodontic clinic. METHODS(More)
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