A prospective 10-year cephalometric follow-up study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring who used a mandibular protruding device

Publication date: January 2020Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 157, Issue 1Author(s): Anette M.C. Fransson, Claudia Benavente-Lundahl, Göran IsacssonIntroductionThis 10-year prospective cephalometric study evaluates the influence of a mandibular protruding device (MPD) in people with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.MethodsA baseline study population of 77 people was followed biennially. After 10 years, 65 people (45 MPD users and 20 stopped-MPD users) were reexamined. At baseline and after 10 years, a lateral cephalogram was taken in the upright position.ResultsMPD users showed significant changes in all cephalometric variables except for maxillary protrusion. The maxillary incisors were retroclined by a mean –4.2° (standard deviation [SD] 3.95; P 
Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

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