Oropharyngeal airway dimensions after treatment with functional appliances in class II retrognathic children.

@article{Restrepo2011OropharyngealAD,
  title={Oropharyngeal airway dimensions after treatment with functional appliances in class II retrognathic children.},
  author={Claudia Restrepo and Ana Rodr{\'i}guez Santamar{\'i}a and Salvador Pel{\'a}ez and Andr{\'e}s Tapias},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={588-94}
}
Class II skeletal malocclusion and respiratory disorders owing to the obstruction of the upper airway at early growth stages have been correlated. The retro/micrognathism can be treated with functional appliances. However, the effects of an early functional orthopedic treatment on the airway dimensions have not been evaluated before the growth peak. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the changes in the airway dimensions of class II retrognathic children who received… CONTINUE READING