Sleep apnea, or scientifically called Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SLE), can often have serious health consequences. Shortness of breath during sleep lasting more than 10 seconds is characterized as obstructive sleep apnea sleep and is considered abnormal sleep apnea. The diagnosis of the syndrome is made by the patient's memory and the confirmation of its severity is measured in a special pulmonology clinic center by a specialist Pulmonologist with a special sleep test.
In cases of mild or moderate severity, the orthodontist may, after thorough and personalized clinical and radiographic examination, perform intraoral devices that the patient adjusts to the teeth during sleep. Sleep apnea devices support the lower jaw in an anterior position, thus facilitating sleep breathing. In the first period, some adjustments may need to be made to the device at short intervals, and the orthodontist should check the proper use of the device at regular intervals. its perfection.
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