Malocclusion in Mouth-Breathing Children Caused by Nasal Obstruction
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- nasal obstruction, mouth breathing, malocclusion, child, adolescent
This pilot study analyzed the relationship between habitual mouth breathing and malocclusion in patients diagnosed with upper airway obstruction. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted by consecutive sampling of chil-dren/adolescents with allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, and adenoid hypertrophy. Following a subject questionnaire about mode of breathing, an impression was taken, and a Vernier caliper was used to analyze the occlusion. Several types of malocclusion were found in mouth-breathing subjects. Habitual mouth breathing with an upper airway obstruction may contribute to the development of maloc-clusion. Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists should consider treating all mouth-breathing children, regardless of etiological factors, since malocclusion risks can-not be calculated based on routinely used criteria alone.
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TY - CONF AU - Cynthia M. Anggraini AU - Sarworini B. Budiardjo AU - Darmawan B. Setyanto AU - Ike S. Indiarti PY - 2018/05 DA - 2018/05 TI - Malocclusion in Mouth-Breathing Children Caused by Nasal Obstruction BT - Proceedings of the 11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 59 EP - 64 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.8 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.8 ID - Anggraini2018/05 ER -