Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
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ISSN: 2167-0277

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Felix Liao

Felix Liao


  • Case Report
    Resolution of Sleep Bruxism using Biomimetic Oral Appliance Therapy: A Case Report
    Author(s): Felix Liao and G Dave SinghFelix Liao and G Dave Singh

    Background: Evidence suggests that sleep bruxism is centrally regulated, and that the highest risk factor associated with sleep bruxism is obstructive sleep apnea. Current treatments for sleep bruxism include dental nightguards or occlusal splints, which are often provided without upper airway or sleep assessments. Methods: In this case report, we used biomimetic oral appliance therapy to address sleep bruxism by redeveloping the maxilla and repositioning the mandible in a 17 yr. old, female patient. Results: The upper airway volume increased by 313% (from 7.7 cm3 to 24.1 cm3) and the minimum upper airway cross-sectional area increased by 230% from (120 mm2 to 276.5 mm2), which improved both sleep bruxism and orthodontic relapse. Conclusion: We conclude that dentists and orthodontists can.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0277.1000204

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