Changes of pharyngeal airway size and hyoid bone position following orthodontic treatment of Class I bimaxillary protrusion.

@article{Wang2012ChangesOP,
  title={Changes of pharyngeal airway size and hyoid bone position following orthodontic treatment of Class I bimaxillary protrusion.},
  author={Qingzhu Wang and Peizeng Jia and Nina Kay Anderson and Lin Wang and Jiuxiang Lin},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2012},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={
          115-21
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that the sagittal position of the anterior teeth has no effect on pharyngeal airway dimension or hyoid bone position and to investigate the influence of orthodontic retraction of the anterior teeth on each section of pharynx and hyoid position. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-four Class I bimaxillary protrusion adults, treated with preadjusted appliances and maximum anchorage after extraction of four premolars, were divided into two groups according to their… CONTINUE READING

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