Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Monday, June 10, 2013

SLEEP APNEA CURE! Epigenetic Orthodontics and A Sleep Apnea Cure

Oral Appliances and CPAP are treatments for sleep apnea much like an artificial leg is a replacement for a missing leg.  Epigenetic Orthodontics offers many patients a potential cure for sleep apnea by permanently correcting pathologic orthopedic relationships.  The DNA appliance can literally grow bone creating a larger oral cavity.  This process can be described as Pneumopedics or the growing of a larger airway permanently to eliminate sleep apnea.
The DNA Appliance allows orthodontic, orthopedic and pneumopedic changes while only wearing the appliance 12-16 hours a day.
DNA stands for Day and Night Appliance.  A special variation of the DNA Appliance is the RNA Appliance that treats the sleep apnea while growth of the bones and airway  occur.

Morbidly obese patients may not be able to cure sleep apnea but may be able to increase the size of their airway.

Sleep Apnea is very dangerous and there are no guarantees of a cure, therefor it is important for every patient to have folow-up sleep studies evaluated by a sleep physician.

posted by Dr Shapira at 12:09 PM