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Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

ISSN 1978-3728

Vol. 45 / No. 1 / Published : 2012-03

TOC : 2, and page :1 - 6

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Original Article :

Orthodontic treatment considerations in down syndrome patients

Author :

  1. Sianiwati Goenharto*1
  1. Department of Orthodontics Faculty of Dentistry, Airlangga University Surabaya – Indonesia

Abstract :

Background: Down syndrome is an easily recognized congenital disease anomaly, a common autosomal chromosomal anomaly with high prevalence of malocclusion. Orthodontic treatment demand should be high but it seems difficult to be done because of specific condition of disability. Purpose: The purpose of this literature review was to discribe the orthodontic problems found in Down syndrome patients and several consideration that shoud be done to treat them. Reviews: Many studies report the high prevalence of malocclusion among people with Down syndrome. There is a greater frequency of clas III relationship, crossbite, crowding and also open bite. Several problems might appear in the treatment because of dental, medical, mental, and behavioural factor. Conclusion: It is concluded that orthodonic treatment can be performed in Down syndrome patient, although several difficulties may appear. Good consideration in mental, behavior, medical and also dental condition will influence whether the treatment will success or not. Special care and facilities will support the orthodontic treatment.

Keyword :

Down syndrome, orthodontic, malocclusion,

References :

  1. Kliegman RM, (2007). Nelson textbook of pediatrics. Philadelphia : Saunders


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