Aesthetic Reconstructive Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants Blog / sleep apnea

Missing Teeth and Jaw Deformity in the older patient


Most dental implants patients are usually older adults who have lost some or all dentition over the course of many years. On the other hand, corrective jaw surgery patients tend to be younger, those in their late teens and twenties. However, there is a group of patients who have dento …

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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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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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Planning for Corrective Jaw Surgery for Overbite in Singapore.


Overbite deformity, whereby the lower jaw is significantly shorter than the upper jaw is actually a lot more common in Singapore. However, it is not as commonly treated surgically. This may be due to the fact that the ideal jaw relation dictates that the upper jaw is more protruding t …

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Underbite – upper jaw surgery or lower jaw surgery or both?

Underbite surgery Singapore

A protruding lower jaw is a fairly common facial deformity in Singapore. While it may not be the most common, it is one which for which surgical correction is most sought after. Underbite, as it is commonly called by many patients, poses significant functional challenges, depending on …

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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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