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Part 2 of a brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Part 2 of a brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

By on February 11, 2019 in Recent posts with 25 Comments

This is the second part of Greg Jorgensen’s report on the AAO winter meeting on OSA. This is about the diagnosis and treatment of OSA by orthodontists. How Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosed? As of right now,  a formal laboratory sleep study called polysomnography (PSG) is the only way to diagnose OSA. Although home study […]

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Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

By on January 15, 2018 in Recent posts with 26 Comments

The relationship between orthodontic treatment and the airway is an area of controversy in orthodontics. This recently published trial may provide us with some answers to this question.

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Does mode of breathing influence  facial growth?

Does mode of breathing influence facial growth?

Does breathing influence facial growth? This is my second post in the series on breathing and orthodontics and is concerned with the influence of breathing on facial growth. Many claims are made about this subject, but how closely have we looked at the evidence? I have had a good look at this, and this is my summary.

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Breathe..breathe in the air:  a classic paper on breathing and facial growth.

Breathe..breathe in the air: a classic paper on breathing and facial growth.

Breathe..breathe in the air:  a classic paper on breathing and facial growth. Since I started this blog  I have become aware of orthodontists and dentists who work in the area of breathing and orthodontic treatment.  So I thought that I would post on one of the classic research  papers in this area. This is a […]

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