DNA Appliance Therapy
From Google search:
“May 4, 2017 – For patients who don’t like their CPAP machines we have highly effective dental appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring. … The DNA Appliance® (Daytime Nighttime Appliance) has been highly researched and clinically proven to work naturally to non-surgically remodel the airway.”
Dental Solutions of South Florida uses the DNA appliance to permanently expand dental arches to widen breathing space. Expanding the upper arch opens up space in the nose and sinuses so sinuses can drain, and air can flow more freely. Expanding the lower jaw opens up more space behind the tongue and in the throat for a larger airway to reduce snoring and to correct sleep apnea. Widening dental arches also allows more space for crowded teeth to fall into straighter alignment without using braces. By expanding the arches, the jaws align better which also improves TMJ function. It does this all painlessly and without surgery.
The appliances must be worn in the evenings and at night during sleep. Optimal wear time is between 12 and 14 hours a day. Bone grows very slowly so treatment times range between 9 – 18 months depending on the amount of wear time and the complexity of the case. Most conditions will be cured or dramatically improved.
DNA treatment has proven research and is FDA cleared for correction of sleep apnea.
Physicians should look for a flat upper lip in profile, a narrow V-shaped or omega-shaped upper arche with high narrow palate and/or premolar extractions from orthodontic treatment. These things indicate an underdeveloped maxilla which can be expanded to create a larger airway.
Narrow V-shaped upper arch expanded to Roman arch. This widens the floor of the nose and opens up the sinuses for easier nasal breathing. Also allows the lower jaw to come forward which opens the lower airway.
This is an adult patient who also had TMJ pain which was resolved along with expanding her airway from 7.7 to 24.1 cm2
Young adult after 8 months. Notice flat upper lip in profile. His upper jaw was expanded, and his lower jaw came forward. He no longer has to sleep propped up on pillows and says he dreams now.
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