|Felix Liao1 and Dave Singh G2*|
|17115 Leesburg Pike, Suite 310, Falla Church, VA 22043, USA|
|2BioModeling Solutions, Inc., 17933 NW Evergreen Parkway, Suite 280, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA|
|Corresponding Author :||Dave Singh G, DDSc PhD BDS
BioModeling Solutions, Inc.
17933 NW Evergreen Parkway, Suite 280
Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received May 08, 2015; Accepted June 13, 2015; Published June 21, 2015|
|Citation: Liao F, Singh GD (2015) Resolution of Sleep Bruxism using Biomimetic Oral Appliance Therapy: A Case Report. J Sleep Disord Ther 4:204. doi:10.4172/2167-0277.1000204|
|Copyright: © 2015 Liao F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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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 help in the recognition and treatment of both sleep bruxism and malocclusion, thereby preventing systemic co-morbidities associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
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