Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by repeated episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep, which can lead to a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. One of the main causes of sleep apnea is an obstruction of the airway, which can be caused by a variety of factors, including a narrow jaw or a recessed chin.
Epigenetic remodeling of the jaws is a relatively new treatment option for sleep apnea that involves making changes to the jaw and chin to improve the shape and size of the airway. This can be done through a variety of techniques, including orthodontic treatment, jaw surgery, and the use of oral appliances.
One of the main benefits of epigenetic remodeling is that it can help to increase the size of the airway, which can reduce the risk of obstruction and improve breathing during sleep. This can lead to a reduction in the number of apneic episodes and an improvement in overall sleep quality.
Another benefit of epigenetic remodeling is that it can improve the appearance of the face, as well as the function of the jaw. This can lead to increased self-confidence and improved quality of life.
It is important to note that epigenetic remodeling is not a one-size-fits-all solution for sleep apnea, and it may not be appropriate for everyone. It is important to consult with a qualified sleep specialist or oral surgeon to determine whether this treatment is right for you.
Overall, epigenetic remodeling of the jaws offers a promising new treatment option for sleep apnea sufferers, and it is worth considering if you are looking for a way to improve your breathing during sleep and overall quality of life.
Contact Dr. Leslie Haller DMD to discuss whether Epigenetic Remodeling of the Jaw is the best option for you. Contact her at (305) 447-9199 today!