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Role of Malocclusion and Craniofacial Morphology in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Harpreet Singh, Poonam Sharma, Pranav Kapoor, Raj K Maurya

Keywords : Dentofacial deformities, Malocclusion, Orthodontics

Citation Information : Singh H, Sharma P, Kapoor P, Maurya RK. Role of Malocclusion and Craniofacial Morphology in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Indian Sleep Med 2019; 14 (1):10-17.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0033

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Being one of the most pervasive disorder with far-reaching adverse health implications, understanding the etiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in relation to craniofacial morphology and malocclusion is critical with regards to rational treatment planning, management, and long-term stability. The principal aim of this article is to present an invaluable insight into the role of malocclusion in the genesis of OSA by reviewing the orthodontic and sleep medicine literature pertaining to pediatric and adult OSA populations. The potential mechanisms underlying the association of malocclusion and OSA are also discussed.


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