The effects on speech of surgical premaxillary osteotomy

Sharon R. Garber, T. Michael Speidel, George Marse

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Patients were tested before and after undergoing surgical premaxillary osteotomy for correction of skeletal and soft-tissue discrepancies. Both structural and speech measurements were made before surgery and for a year after surgery. The role of hearing and oral sensation in adaptation to surgery was evaluated. Immediately after surgery, speech was disrupted. Distortions of |s| predominated. However, there were no long-term effects on speech. Hearing and oral sensation played little role in adaptation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-62
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1981


  • Speech
  • adaptation
  • hearing
  • osteotomy
  • surgery

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