This course will focus on the relationship between orthodontics, the airway, and TMJ. We will discuss obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and TMJ disorder and how they are interrelated. Topics include the relationship between OSA and snoring, and why TMJ is also a deciding factor of successful treatment. Sample cases will be reviewed and treatment methods that can have a positive effect on the airway and TMJ will be discussed.
After the completion of these courses, the participant will understand:
- The basics concepts of sleep disorder and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Signs, symptoms and comorbidity of the airway and malocclusion
- The anatomy and physiology of airway and its relationship to OSA and TMD