Case Study 5

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

 

Total Joint Replacement with advancement of upper and lower jaw

Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA) – This procedure surgically moves the upper and lower jaws forward along with the soft tissues of the tongue and palate, opening the upper airway. As a well studied and published surgical modality with a success rate of over 95%, this procedure will resolve the patient’s OSA, or at least decrease the Apnea Hypoapnea Index to or below 8.

Counter clockwise rotation (CCW) – Dr. Movahed performs his MMA surgery with a CCW rotation/movement which will result in an increased airway space in comparison to straight advancement. This surgical modality will also allow the patient to achieve a better aesthetic result. In order to achieve a stable result with MMA/CCW, Dr. Movahed performs a comprehensive evaluation of the temporomandibular joints and jaw skeleton.

 

Additional Services

We offer patients better sleep, a pain-free bite, and lasting health.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A solution to serious and life-threatening conditions.

Joint Disorders (TMD, TMJ)

Stop earaches, tinnitus, headaches, and pain.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Improves chewing, speaking and breathing.