Effects of first premolar extraction on airway dimensions in young adolescents: A retrospective cephalometric appraisal

@inproceedings{Sharma2014EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of first premolar extraction on airway dimensions in young adolescents: A retrospective cephalometric appraisal},
  author={Krishna Sharma and Sunita Satish Shrivastav and Narendra Shriram Sharma and Kavita Hotwani and Michael D. Murrell},
  booktitle={Contemporary clinical dentistry},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the upper airway dimensions in adolescents treated for bimaxillary proclination with first premolar extraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cephalometric evaluation was carried out on the available pre and post orthodontic treatment records of 150 patients (12-18 years of age) who had bimaxillary proclination and were treated with fixed orthodontic therapy. Cephalometric landmarks for sagittal airway measurements and hyoid bone were identified; linear and… CONTINUE READING