In addition to the muscle-related causes of obstructive sleep apnea, this form of the disorder can also be caused by an orthodontic issue. In some patients, the airway isn’t blocked by issues with the throat muscles but instead by one or more of the following orthodontic problems:

  • Tooth misalignment
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Dental arch issue

When an orthodontic issue is causing sleep apnea, the condition requires the expertise of an orthodontic specialist who can recommend a dental device for sleep apnea.

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The Centre For Progressive Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ
9002 E Desert Cove Ave. # 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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