CPAP is effective, it’s safe. You need extensive parental involvement. And it’s a reasonable alternative in difficult patients, Dr. Houck said.
Oral Appliances for OSA Children
For OSA due to orofacial causes, oral appliances may be useful, said David H. Darrow, MD, DDS, from the departments of otolaryngology and pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
The two main groups of candidates for oral appliance therapy are long face and small jaw patients. Those with a long face have a long, lower anterior face, a steep mandibular plane, high arched palate, or narrow maxilla. A small jaw patient has a retruded mandible or short ramus.