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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Role of Orthodontist in obstructive sleep apnea - An orthodontic review


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Author Details: Luv Agarwal, Ankit Gupta

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 137

Article End Page : 142


Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep associated breathing disorder with profound effects on the health and quality of life of individuals suffering from it. Orthodontists should be well aware of the symptoms of this disorder and competent enough to recognize its signs and symptoms. Orthodontics is well suited for treatment of OSA patients due to their expertise and knowledge regarding growth and development of oro-facial and dento-facial structures as well as orthopedic, orthodontic and surgical correction of the jaws and other supporting tissues. The aim of this article is to provide an outlook to the essential role of orthodontists in the treatment of this serious disease.

Keywords:
Obstructive sleep apnea, Orthodontics, Sleep, Snoring