Orthodontics often focuses on straightening the teeth for an attractive smile. However, braces and other treatments can also serve the critical role of aligning the bite for improved function. For Chicago dentistry patients reluctant to cover their teeth with brackets and wires, another functional alternative is available: treatment with a DNA appliance®.
The DNA appliance® represents a radical breakthrough in craniofacial development and treatment of several chronic disorders. Please call North Shore Sleep Dentistry today at (847) 533-8313 for more information about this advanced orthodontic treatment. Patients throughout the Chicago area are welcome.
What Does the DNA appliance® System Do?
DNA appliance® technology operates on the principle of epigenetic orthodontics. While a braces apparatus exerts physical force to move the position of the teeth and jaw, epigenetic orthodontics involves targeting and stimulating the immature or embryonic cells in the jaw to enhance oral health and function.
Because the cells haven’t matured yet, they need to be activated to become a working part of the body. This is achieved with technology such as a Daytime-Nighttime Appliance®.
The DNA® appliance is a proven treatment for conditions such as:
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction
- Sleep apnea
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- An imbalanced bite
Shaped like an ordinary dental retainer, the DNA appliance® is designed to be worn comfortably at night while you sleep. As the treatment progresses, cells become active and begin adjusting dental, craniofacial, and upper airway structures naturally.
Benefits of the DNA appliance® System
Our Highland Park sleep dentist, Dr. Ira L. Shapira, is a major proponent of epigenetic solutions for disorders affecting the face, head, and upper airway. Rather than simply treating symptoms, the DNA appliance® has the advantage of triggering natural processes to do the following:
- Aligning teeth for even force throughout the bite, diminishing the risk of migraine headaches
- Restoring the TMJ to relieve jaw pain and encourage strength and mobility
- Restructure the airway to encourage healthy oxygen flow during sleep; this sleep apnea treatment is known as pneumopedics
Technology like the DNA appliance® is the only non-surgical and drug-free option for reshaping craniofacial structures to improve your dental and overall health.
To learn more about treatment with the DNA appliance® System, please contact North Shore Sleep Dentistry or call (847) 533-8313 today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shapira serves patients throughout Chicago and nearby communities.