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Journal of Contemporary Dentistry

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. In this study we are presenting a case report of 11-year-old male patient with enlarged adenoids and tonsils, convex profile, receded chin, lower lip trap, class II skeletal and dental relationship with increased overjet. Surgical removal of enlarged adenoids was done before commencement of twinblock therapy. After this, two-step advancement with expansion in both arches utilizing twin blocks was planned. Four months into the treatment, patient reported with history of facial trauma with avulsed maxillary left central incisor. Twin block was then modified with pontic as replacement for maxillary left central incisor. Sagittal correction resulting in class I molar relationship was achieved in next 6 months. Fixed appliance therapy was followed. The design of the appliance and the results achieved after the postfunctional therapy are presented in this case report.
Keywords: Class II, Functional appliance, Obstructive sleep apnea, Skeletal maturation, Twin block.
How to cite this article: Madhaswar AB, Ravindranath VK, Daga PN. Multidisciplinary Approach for Correction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J Contemp Dent 2016;6(3):189-193.
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Conflict of interest: None

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