Snoring in individuals with and without maxillary constriction.

  • Marcos J. Carruitero Stomatology School. Antenor Orrego Private University. Trujillo,
  • Zandalee A. Escobedo-Terrones Dentist surgeon. Private Practice.


Objective: compare snoring in individuals with and without maxillary constriction. Methods: 124 individuals (mean age, 40.53; SD, 15.59), 81 women and 43 men were evaluated. Two groups were formed, 62 individuals with and 62 without maxillary constriction. To assess the snoring, a visual analog scale of snoring severity was used. Comparison of snoring scores between groups was performed by the U Mann-Whitney test. Simple and multiple linear regressions were also performed. Results: The mean snoring scores of the group with maxillary constriction was 3.00+/-2.96, while in the group without maxillary constriction it was 3.87+/-2.90. No statistically significant differences between snoring scores in individuals with and without maxillary constriction was found (p=0.105). The variability of snoring scores was not explained by the presence of maxillary constriction (p=0.100, R2=2.20%). Conclusion: There was no different between the snoring scores in individuals with and without maxillary constriction. Maxillary constriction alone does not influence snoring.

Author Biography

Marcos J. Carruitero, Stomatology School. Antenor Orrego Private University. Trujillo,
Interim Editor -in- Chief


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How to Cite
CARRUITERO, Marcos J.; ESCOBEDO-TERRONES, Zandalee A.. Snoring in individuals with and without maxillary constriction.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 4, p. 123-126, apr. 2018. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 july 2021. doi:


snoring; maxillary constriction.