Maxillomandibular Expansion: Uncharted water in OSA treatment

Maxillomandibular Advancement is considered the most effective surgical procedure for the treatment of OSA in adults. Most of the patients who undergo MMA need maxillary expansion together. However, the amount of maxillary expansion is limited by the mandibular arch. Because increasing mandibular intercanine width by archwire expansion is considered not stable. Mandibular symphyseal distraction osteogenesis (MSDO) along with MMA can be a solution to overcome obstacles related to severe transversal problems with OSA.

This presentation will review the current evidence regarding the MMA and MSDO and present the possibility to improve the treatment effect for adult OSA patients.


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