Aesthetic Reconstructive Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants Blog / maxillomandibular advancement

Maxillo-mandibular advancement surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea


This is NOT a post about mixed martial arts. MMA in this post refers to maxillo-mandibular advancement. This is a surgical procedure of bring the upper jaw (maxilla) and the lower jaw (mandible) into a more forward position so as to open up the airway for breathing. Just as cosmetic j …

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Is there an age limit for corrective jaw surgery?


Dentofacial deformities usually become apparent to the patient and their parents during the puberty growth spurt. The body undergoes a lot of changes during this period. Facial changes are most noticeable by parents and while most changes are a normal part of growing, disproportionate …

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Jaw surgery and oral appliance therapy for  Obstructive Sleep Apnea.


I spent my last weekend attending a Sleep Medicine meeting organized by the National University of Singapore. This meeting was to raise funds for the Edmund Tay Mai Hiong Endowment Fund, which seeks to educate dentists on Sleep Medicine and the role they play in management of sleep-re …

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Corrective jaw surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea is defined by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as a “sleep-related breathing disorder that involves a decrease or complete halt in airflow despite an ongoing effort to breathe.” Put in a more comprehensible way, it basically means that it is a condition w …

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