The effects of chronic absence of active nasal respiration on the growth of the skull: a pilot study.

@article{Schlenker2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of chronic absence of active nasal respiration on the growth of the skull: a pilot study.},
  author={W L Schlenker and Bruce Jennings and M T Jeiroudi and Joseph M. Caruso},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2000},
  volume={117 6},
  pages={
          706-13
        }
}
Oral respiration associated with an obstructed nasal airway is common in orthodontic patients. For several years chronic oral respiration has been implicated as a prime causative factor in the development of "adenoid facies or the "long-face syndrome. The animal experiment reported here begins a series designed to study, as separate variables, the 2 components of chronic oral respiration: (1) chronic absence of active nasal respiration and 2) chronic mouth opening to find out what dentofacial… CONTINUE READING
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