Lack of correlation between mouth-breathing and bite force

Ingervall, Bengt; Thüer, Urs; Kuster, Robert (1989). Lack of correlation between mouth-breathing and bite force. European journal of orthodontics, 11(1), pp. 43-46. Oxford University Press 10.1093/oxfordjournals.ejo.a035963

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The correlation between mouth-breathing and bite force was studied in 81 children, 7 to 16 years old. Mouth-breathing was diagnosed on the basis of the subject history, the rhinomanometrically determined nasal airflow and the size of the airway measured on the profile cephalogram. The maximum bite force was measured at the first molars. In addition, the facial morphology was analysed on profile cephalograms.
Both mouth-breathing and bite force were associated with the facial morphology but there was no association between mouth-breathing and bite force. It was concluded that the longface morphology characteristic of mouth-breathing children is not due to weak masticatory muscles.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Orthodontics

UniBE Contributor:

Ingervall, Bengt Filip and Thüer, Urs Walter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0141-5387

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marceline Brodmann

Date Deposited:

05 Aug 2020 14:32

Last Modified:

05 Aug 2020 14:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/oxfordjournals.ejo.a035963

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.116106

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/116106

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