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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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A brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By on February 6, 2019 in Recent posts with 84 Comments

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious disorder.  The role of orthodontists in its treatment was the theme of the recent AAO Winter meeting.  This post is a great summary  by Dr Greg Jorgensen who attended the meeting.

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Breathing and orthodontics

Breathing and orthodontics

By on January 24, 2019 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion on the association between orthodontics and breathing.  The AAO is also holding a conference on this interesting area. I thought that I should repost a series that I did on this back in 2016.

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What is best? En Masse or two-step retraction?

What is best? En Masse or two-step retraction?

By on January 14, 2019 in Recent posts with 33 Comments

When I was doing specialist training, we used to close space by retracting canines and then the incisors. Then we changed to en masse retraction with no evidence. But we now have a new trial! Let’s have a look at it.

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Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

Headgear influences dental arch dimensions. Or does it?

By on January 10, 2019 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

I am under the impression that less headgear is being used as orthodontic treatment techniques evolve.  But are we discarding an effective treatment? This trial provides us with useful information.

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