One of the common sleep disorders is the obstructive sleep apnoea (or simply OSA), which is caused by blocked airways during sleep. In essence, certain factors (like being overweight, having a large neck or excess fluid in your tissues) can cause your airways to be partially or even completely closed when you sleep. This usually causes sleep disturbances, as you wake up when your blood oxygen levels start dropping too low, which in turn leads to sleepiness during the day.… Read more
Correcting the jaws that do not align properly is a common reason for the jaw reduction surgery. Surgery is done, usually for women, aged 14 to 15 years and for males 17 to 21 years of age. Reconstructive surgery is performed on the jaw to fix functional problems.
Conditions that indicate the need for corrective jaw surgery
- Difficulty in cutting or chewing problems.
- Tmj pain or chronic jaw pain and headache.
- Unbalanced appearance of the face with side or forehead