Performing Orthodontics While Treating OSA
Comprehensive treatment planning is essential to avoid malocclusion
Payam Ataii, DMD
According to practice parameters published jointly by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).1,2 The parameters note that when patients are diagnosed with OSA, dentists should provide them with a “custom, titratable appliance over non-custom oral devices” as an alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. . .