Maxillary Expansion may Increase Airway Dimensions and Improve Breathing

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Abstract

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

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

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Baratieri C, Alves M Jr, de Souza MM, de Souza Araújo MT, Maia LC.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2011;140(2):146–56.

Reviewer

Jorge L. Castillo, DDS, MSD, PhD

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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