For those millions of Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, there is a great non-surgical treatment. The DNA appliance™ is made up of specially designed springs to gently move your teeth into a more optimal alignment. This appliance also guides your airway and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) into their proper position.
The DNA appliance™ prevents and treats many sleep disorders involving breathing, including sleep apnea. The causes of common sleep apnea are reduced because the upper and lower jaws are aligned so as to allow more room for the tongue and surprisingly increases the size of the airway itself.
The DNA appliance™ is gentle and comfortable and helps move your upper and lower jaws naturally into position. This appliance is worn mostly at night and does not prevent the user from participating in any recreational activity.
This is a non-surgical option for sleep apnea treatment and corrects other forms of sleep-disorder breathing. Sleep apnea causes many problems including:
- Severe fatigue
- Dry mouth
- Morning headaches
- Restless sleep
These problems are reduced and may be completely eliminated by the use of the DNA appliance™. A trained dentist will be able to help you better understand sleep apnea and how the DNA appliance™ can help you.
Read more about Sleep Apnea Treatment Options.
If you feel you may benefit from the DNA appliance, please contact Wendling Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry today. Dr. Sue Wendling, after a thorough evaluation, will be able to determine if you need treatment for this serious condition. We serve patients in Lake Oswego, Portland, and West Linn, Oregon.
Dr. Wendling was featured in this article in Dentistry Today.