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J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2012 Mar;12(1):14-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2011.12.007.

Maxillary expansion may increase airway dimensions and improve breathing.

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  • 1Department of Dentistry for Children and Adolescents, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. jcastillo_1@terra.com.pe

Abstract

PURPOSE/QUESTION:

Does rapid maxillary expansion have long-term effects on airway dimensions and breathing?

SOURCE OF FUNDING:

Information not available.

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN:

Systematic review.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence.

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE:

Grade B: Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence.

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