Changes in the Upper and Lower Pharyngeal Airway Spaces Associated with Rapid Maxillary Expansion

@inproceedings{Aloufi2012ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the Upper and Lower Pharyngeal Airway Spaces Associated with Rapid Maxillary Expansion},
  author={Fitin Aloufi and Charles Brian Preston and Khalid H Zawawi},
  booktitle={ISRN dentistry},
  year={2012}
}
Objectives. The primary objectives of this retrospective study were first to compare the upper and lower pharyngeal airway spaces between orthodontic patients with and without maxillary constriction and second to evaluate the effect of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) on these airway spaces. A secondary objective was to compare the mode of breathing between groups. Materials and Methods. The experimental (RME) group consisted of 30 patients (mean age, 14.2 ± 1.3 years, 16 boys and 14 girls) with… CONTINUE READING

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