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Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Treatment Strategies for Pediatric Sleep Disorders

  • Edmund A. Lipskis
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Abstract

Research has demonstrated that Pediatric OSA is essentially a craniofacial structural issue. These structural issues can vary, and can be complicated by obesity, but without changing the inapropriate structural issues, pediatric OSA can only be managed, not cured. Various facial orthopedic strategies have been shown to be successful in correcting craniofacial structural problems. These corrections make curing pediatric OSA possible. Various dentofacial orthopedic treatment modalities are discussed, along with sample cases showing successful treatment of OSA, using those therapies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund A. Lipskis
    • 1
  1. 1.The Centre for Integrative OrthodonticsSt. CharlesUSA

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