The DNA Appliance
For those millions of Americans that suffer from sleep apnea and snoring, there is a great non-surgical treatment that is called the DNA appliance. The DNA appliance is ideal for both adults and children. It is comfortable, painless and is only worn in the evenings and as you sleep. It involves no surgery, no drugs, no injections or uncomfortable gear. The appliance harnesses natural developmental mechanisms to correct tooth alignment, improve facial development and open the upper airway. Most importantly, this approach addresses the root cause of sleep apnea and is proven to reduce snoring and sleep apnea.
The DNA appliance gently expands the upper arch in three dimensions, which in turn also increases the size of the nasal cavity. As the upper arch is expanded the lower jaw is able to move forward into a more natural position. As the jaw moves forward, it pulls on the tongue and soft tissues thus increasing the size of the airway. The result is a dramatic improvement in the patients ability to breathe.
3-D Xray of patient before and after 15 months of treatment
Please contact Daniel Island Dentistry to talk with Dr. Blalock about the DNA Appliance.