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Linking orthodontic treatment and sleep apnea among adult Indian patients



Abhishek Kumar1, Alok Kumar Gupta2, Sikanderpal Kaur3, Vinit Kumar Singh2, Ashok Panika4 & Sandeep Singh5



1Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dental college Azamgarh, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India; 2Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vananchal Dental College, Farathiya Garwha, Jharkhand, India; 3Newway Centre for Craniofacial Pain and Orthodontia, Chandigarh, India; 4Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, M.P., India; 5Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Terna Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; *Corresponding author



Abhishek Kumar - E-mail: doctorabhishekkumar216@gmail.com

Alok Kumar Gupta - E-mail: dralok1985gupta@gmail.com

Sikanderpal Kaur - E-mail: sikanderpalkaur@gmail.com

Vinit Kumar Singh - E-mail: drvinit.singh@gmail.com

Ashok Panika - E-mail: drashokpanika@gmail.com

Sandeep Singh - E-mail: drsandeepsingh@hotmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received April 1, 2024; Revised April 30, 2024; Accepted April 30, 2024, Published April 30, 2024



The differences in the effects of orthodontic treatment on airway and craniocervical posture in patients with OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) having skeletal class II high-angle malocclusion is of interest. Hence, 48 individuals with OSA and skeletal class II high-angle malocclusion were chosen from among all patients in need of orthodontic therapy. Every patients had CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) taken both before and after receiving orthodontic therapy. All parameters were assessed on the lateral cephalogram from CBCT in order to assess the indices of craniocervical posture, hyoid position, skeletal and dental conditions. Parameters of upper airway (position of hyoid) showed statistically significant increase in values after orthodontic treatments. Thus, there was increase in values of dimensions of upper airway, post orthodontic treatment. Hence, orthodontic therapy help improve the upper airway morphology and craniocervical posture in patients of OSA with hyperdivergent skeletal class II malocclusion.



Obstructive sleep apnea, orthodontic therapy



Kumar et al. Bioinformation 20(4): 349-352 (2024)


Edited by

Vini Mehta






Biomedical Informatics



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