DNA Appliance in Rockville MD & Burtonsville MD

Who needs the DNA Appliance?

The DNA is ideal for Adults and Kids who suffer from TMJ, Sleep Apnea, Small Stuffy Nasal Passageways, Posture Problems, and Headaches.

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Benefits of DNA Appliance Therapy:

  1. Resolution of Migraine Headaches and TMJ Symptoms
  2. Reduction /Elimination of Sleep Apnea and Airway Problems
  3. Postural Improvements
  4. Appliance is Removable and only needs to be worn in the evenings and night time.
  5. Improved Athletic Performance
  6. Better Nasal Breathing
  7. Reduced or Resolution of Snoring
  8. Improved Sleep
  9. Increased Energy
  10. Decreased Anxiety
  11. Improved Metabolism
  12. Non-Surgical

One thing most patients with Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Orthodontic and Posture Problems have in common is that they all have a small mouth. Individuals with small mouths and crowded teeth often do not have enough room in their mouth for their tongues. Small mouths also do not have enough room for proper breathing- everything really gets tight, crowded and obstructed, including the upper airway. The mouth is the base of the nose, meaning small, stuffy nasal passageways. Sometimes “seasonal allergies” can be improved by creating more room for seasonal irritants to drain and pass through the mouth and nose.

DNA Appliance Therapy gently expands the upper jaw while keeping the bite balanced. The DNA is unique in that it treats the bite and the airway at the same time. The 3D expansion increases the size of the nasal passageways and the mouth.  As the upper jaw expands, the lower jaw enlarges and moves more forward into a more natural position. As the lower jaw moves forward, the tongue and soft tissue follow and have more room to exist, thus creating a larger and less obstructed upper airway. The result is improved breathing function, resolution of clenching/bite problems and improved posture. Have you ever wondered why you can’t breathe well through your nose? Sinus pain and pressure is caused by small sinuses and poor sinus drainage.

Small Mouth = No Space for Tongue, Poor Breathing, Poor Posture

upper dna appliance is adult palatal expander

The DNA Appliance allows the Dentist to do two important things:

  1. Increase the width and depth of the mouth and airway. The DNA naturally creates more room in the mouth to permanently improve the structures of the airway.
  2. Correct TMJ problems by adjusting and balancing the bite during treatment.

The DNA can correct and cure Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Orthodontic, and Posture Problems.  (see Natural Dentist Associates S-T-O-P therapy)

Patients who have DNA therapy experience cessation or huge improvements in TMJ and Sleep Apnea. The DNA Appliance is a great tool for the TMJ specialist. Dentists do not diagnose Sleep Apnea, but they can make the airway bigger with the DNA Appliance. Many Sleep Apnea Specialists seek out dentists trained in appliance therapy to help their patients.

The DNA can be used for all ages. It is comfortable, painless and is only worn in the evenings and while sleeping. While many comparable corrective therapies involve surgery, the DNA uses no Surgery, needles or drugs. The appliance naturally corrects alignment of teeth, facial development, upper airway, and neuromuscular harmony.

Not all DNA cases are the same

There is no cookie-cutter treatment. Though many patients may present with common symptoms, each case has unique problems requiring a specific treatment course.

The key to successful DNA therapy is:

  • Diagnosing each case for the specific problems that exist.
  • Designing a DNA appliance to correct jaw and facial bone problems that exist.
  • Co-treatment where a Dentist and skilled Physical Therapist work together to treat posture problems present throughout the body.

Other helpful appliances exist for the treatment of Sleep and TMJ such as the ALF Appliance, but none are as effective at simultaneously treating TMJ and Airway issues as the DNA appliance