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How many orthodontic patient have sleep disordered breathing?

How many orthodontic patient have sleep disordered breathing?

By on July 16, 2018 in Recent posts with 12 Comments

Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is a serious problem for children. This new paper provides us with information on the potential prevalence of SDB in a population of orthodontic patients.

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A brilliant “take down” of myofunctional/orthotropics philosophy

By on July 2, 2018 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

I came across this brilliant and withering criticism of a recent book that promotes the magical thinking behind myofictional orthodontics, orthotropics and the epidemic of malocclusion. This was published in another orthodontic blog that is written by Professors from the University of North Carolina. The blog is good and worth following. This post was excellent. […]

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Can we ethically provide orthodontic treatment for children with obstructive sleep apnoea?

Can we ethically provide orthodontic treatment for children with obstructive sleep apnoea?

By on October 24, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 23 Comments

Can we ethically provide orthodontic treatment for children with obstructive sleep apnoea? Earlier this year I published several posts on breathing and orthodontics. This new post is a follow-up that has been prompted by an updated Cochrane review on the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea in children. I will discuss the review and then the ethics […]

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Breathe, breathe in the air: Part 3 Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing  problems?

Breathe, breathe in the air: Part 3 Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing problems?

Breathe, breathe in the air: Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing problems? This is the third and final part of my series on childhood sleep disordered breathing and orthodontics and is about the effects of orthodontic treatment. In the first post of this series we concluded that the first line treatment for children with sleep disordered […]

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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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