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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Orthognathic Surgery and Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a relatively common, and potentially serious disorder, where the airways are blocked during sleep enough to cause breathing to stop. When this happens, the brain comes out of its resting state to send impulses to the person to wake up just enough to start the breathing process again. This cycle can repeat many times during …

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Corrective Jaw Surgery

A Closer Look at Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective Jaw Surgery is also known as Orthognathic Surgery. In some cases, when the jaws are not aligned correctly, it can affect a person’s ability to eat, speak, breathe or sleep. Severe misalignment can affect a person’s appearance, which can affect a person’s psychological well-being. While an orthodontist can correct the alignment of teeth, a certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon …

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