Year: 2021 | Month: June | Volume 8 | Issue 1

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Do Orthodontist Have A Role?

Gejo Johns
DOI:10.30954/IJDMS.1.2021.3

Abstract:

Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the common sleep-related breathing disorders with several disorders associated along with it constitute along with obstructive phenomena’s, which includes primarily snoring, and upper airway resistance syndrome, which profoundly affects the health and the quality of life of an individual who suffer from it, along with the related entities of hypoventilation and central sleep apnea. Like other professional health-care people, orthodontist has a major role in diagnosis and treatment planning of obstructive apnea (OSA), due to his/her knowledge related to orofacial and dentofacial structures. This article gives a brief outlook about essential role of orthodontists in the treatment of OSA.



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Keywords

Sleep-related breathing
obstructive apnea
continuous positive airway pressure
mandibular advancement devices




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