Febbraio 2002 - Volume XXI - numero 2

Medico e Bambino


Problemi correnti

La respirazione orale e il ruolo della malocclusione

EDOARDO BERNKOPF1, VANNA BROIA2, ANA MARIA BERTARINI3, PIERO POLCINO4,FRANCESCO MACRÌ5

1Specialista in Odontostomatologia, Vicenza e Roma;
2Specialista in Odontostomatologia, Parma;
3Logopedista, Vicenza;
4Pediatra A.O. “G. Rummo” e Libero Professionista, Benevento;
5Pediatra Libero Professionista, Roma

ORAL BREATHING AND MALOCCLUSION

Key words: Oral breathing, Orthodontic treatment, Abnormal occlusion, Snoring, Sleep apnoea

Abnormal development of cranio-mandibular structures may represent an alternative, or complementary, explanation for many cases of oral breathing and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in childhood. They report the beneficial and prompt effects on symptoms obtained with orthodontic treatment, such as the use for a few weeks of a mandibular advancement splint. A diagnostic approach to oral breathing is necessary to identify cases who may benefit from orthodontic treatment or oral devices, as adjunctive or alternative intervention, since interventions aimed solely at treating upper airway obstruction may be ineffective or insufficient. Early multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of subjects with oral breathing may also prevent further structural and functional abnormalities.

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E. Bernkopf, V. Breoia, A. Bertarini, et al. La respirazione orale e il ruolo della malocclusione. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(2):107 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0202_107.pdf


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