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Craniofacial Signs, Symptoms and Orthodontic Objectives of Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

  • Seng-Mun (Simon) Wong
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Abstract

The study of craniofacial growth and development has a long history in the disciplines of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Unbalanced facial growth is known to be causative for dental misalignment and malocclusion. However, historically, little emphasis has been placed on the possible link to obstructive sleep apnoea. Through greater understanding from contemporary studies and reflections from past research, we now are bringing to light the interrelationships of all proximal structures in the many chronic issues that ail our children.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seng-Mun (Simon) Wong
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Private PracticeMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Orthotropics Module, Department of OrthodonticsUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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