These are the latest and most effective options while treating snoring and other sleeping disorders. The DNA appliance widens the upper arch which in turn increases the nasal passages, allowing the lower arch to settle in a more ideal position. This makes breathing a lot easier and is a useful remedy for snoring. The benefits of DNS appliance include the following:
- Comfortable and painless
- Non invasive technique
- Correctly aligns the teeth, jaw and opens the upper airway
DNA appliance (Daytime-Nighttime Appliance) is by far the most effective and latest solution for non-surgically treating the obstructed airway space and minimizing or completely eliminating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by straightening teeth to ensure a healthy alignment of the teeth and dental arches. Here the DNA appliance works by expanding and altering the upper jaw in three dimensions to increase the size of the upper airway. The expansion of the upper jaw allows the lower jaw to come forward naturally in a more suitable position. This movement of the jaw along with the simultaneous movement of the tongue and other soft tissues leads to a natural increase in the airway passage which results in a marked improvement in the breathing of a person while curing the symptoms of sleep apnea.
The main advantage of DNA appliance is that while conventional orthodontic treatments make use of braces attached to the teeth all the time, Epigenetic Orthodontics primarily involves mechanical forces to align the teeth correctly by the application of the DNA appliance. It is normally worn at night and it gradually brings about the proper alignment of teeth in a rather painless and comfortable manner. Another advantage of DNA appliance protocols is that they can successfully treat conditions like obstructive sleep apnea in both adults and children in a non surgical manner without the need for any invasive techniques, drugs and injections.
Functional Orthodontic treatment is very effective in treating pediatric sleep disordered breathing. The treatment provided to children will direct the growth and development of cranio-facial structures in the right way, thus facilitating a normal airway. This interceptive treatment prevents future occurrence of sleep disordered breathing. A dentist trained in dental sleep medicine can easily identify such patients and initiate such treatment together with an orthodontist.