Dental changes associated with tongue retaining device wear
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We appreciate the opportunity to answer the inquiries of readers and further explain the thoughts that we want to share with our colleagues. After a full investigation, we give our comments as follows:
Response to the first “Letter to the editors”
There were two in press references [1, 2] cited as #11 and #17 in our article that were submitted and accepted in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO) before this paper was submitted to Sleep and Breathing (S&B). These two papers were published in September 2008. The tongue retaining device (TRD) paper was the third part of the entire study. Since the AJODO could accept only standard orthodontic cases as case reports, we decided to separate the articles and submit this TRD portion to S&B.
Chen et al. Sleep Breath(2008) 12: 169–178 was the FIRST documentation of TRD tooth movements and is meant to make clinicians aware of the issue. It was purposely submitted as a Case Report since the...
KeywordsContinuous Positive Airway Pressure Tooth Movement Oral Appliance Tongue Pressure Dental Change
- 2.Chen H, Lowe AA, de Almeida FR, Fleetham JA, Wang B (2008) Three-dimensional computer-assisted study model analysis of long-term oral-appliance wear. Part 2: Side effects of oral appliances in obstructive sleep apnea patients. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 134:408–417. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2006.10.031 CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar