Turkish Journal of Orthodontics

Orthodontic Approach to Patients with Autism: A Review


Department of Orthodontics, Cumhuriyet University School of Dentistry, Sivas, Turkey

Turk J Orthod 2019; 32: 172-175
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2019.18078
Read: 393 Downloads: 235 Published: 13 October 2019

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that causes problems in thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to communicate with other people. Over the past two decades, there has been a great deal of interest in autism disorder. This problem is recognized worldwide, and various measures are taken both nationally and internationally to improve the lives of affected individuals and families.
The oral health care of such patients can be complicated since they cannot express their problems and can show unpredictable behaviors during treatment. The aim of the literature review was to collect information about the general oral health status of patients with autism, the difficulties that may be encountered during treatment, and the precautions that can be taken and the treatment approaches. This article reviews the dental literature from 1943 to the present.


Cite this article as: Cite this article as: Çoban Büyükbayraktar Z, Doruk C. Orthodontic Approach to Patients with Autism: A review. Turk J Orthod 2019; 32(3): 172-5.

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