Impact of different orthodontic treatment modalities on Airway
This review focused on airway dysfunctions and orthodontic treatment modalities. A systematic search of the dental literature was performed using PubMed and Web of Science library database. Different combinations of search terms related to airway and orthodontic treatment were used. Any Non-English articles were excluded. Among titles found, abstract and full articles were reviewed. References from all the relevant articles were hand-searched to include more articles. Forty articles which were found relevant were included in the review. Surgical, orthopedic and fixed appliance therapy has been advocated by clinicians to treat patients with airway dysfunctions. These treatment modalities differ from patient to patient and have to be considered based on lot of criterion.The reviewed studies were not convincing in providing information about the orthodontic treatment modalities; further research regarding the same could be encouraging.
How to cite this:Al-Qahtani ND. Impact of different orthodontic treatment modalities on Airway. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(1):249-252. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.321.8743
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