Pediatric severe apnea/obesity/TMD/headache - Class III

Pediatric severe apnea/obesity/TMD/headache - Class III

Orthodontic Practice US

(Volume 7 Number 3) | May 2016

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), obesity, TMD, and headache in the pediatric population. It is possible to resolve OSA in children whereas we most often only manage it in the adult population. This demonstrates the need to identify the clinical signs and screen for sleep-breathing disorder symptoms in children and adolescents.