Sleep disordered breathing and oral health-related quality of life in children with different skeletal malocclusions

ÇOBAN G., Buyuk S. K.

Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08869634.2022.2080960
  • Journal Name: Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Cephalometry, skeletal malocclusion, pediatric sleep questionnaire, oral health impact profile-14, ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT, APNEA SYNDROME, PREVALENCE, SYMPTOMS, IMPACT, RISK
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.Objective: To evaluate the relationship among different skeletal malocclusion patterns, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and children’s oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Methods: Two hundred-five patients were divided into three groups, considering skeletal malocclusion. Parents completed the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) on behalf of the patients, who completed the 14-question version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14). Results: SDB was observed in 10.7% of children. The overall prevalence of snoring, difficulty breathing during sleeping, mouth breathing, and dry mouth on awakening was 8.78%, 7.31%, 36.09%, and 37.07%, respectively. However, there was no significant difference in OHIP-14 parameters among the skeletal groups. A positive correlation was found between OHIP-14 and PSQ and was significant in Class I and III. Conclusion: Although there was no significant difference, SDB risk and sleep quality were found as most to least problematic, in the following sequential order: Class II > Class III > Class I.