Recently, there have been much attentions toward OSA among orthodontic communities. Children with OSA can often develop distinctive facial characteristics. Adults with OSA can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Treating these patients presents unique opportunities for orthodontists to collaborate with other medical specialties to improve a patient's health and treatment outcome. However, there are many opinions and claims related this topics without proper research data. This presentation will discuss the most current scientific evidences regarding the relations between various controversial orthodontic issues and OSA.
Recognize the pathophysiology of OSA.
Evaluate the current evidences regarding the relations between various orthodontic issues and OSA.
Apply the evidence based practice to deal with OSA patients.