Does Transpalatal Distraction Affect Pharyngeal Airway Dimensions and Related Soft Tissues?


AKAY M. C. , Aras I. , GÜNBAY T. , ARAS A.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.72, ss.1559-1564, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 72 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.joms.2014.03.010
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1559-1564

Özet

Purpose: Previous studies of transpalatal distraction (TPD) have been based on dentoskeletal alterations of the jaws and nasal airway changes. The main aim of this study was to determine the effects of TPD on soft palate and pharyngeal airway dimensions and tongue posture.