Orthodontics and OSA

February 2019

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. . .

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