Natural Braces w/ Holistic Orthodontics Approach in Portland
DNA Appliance: Pain-Free & Braces-Free Holistic Orthodontics
Studies estimate that nearly 50% of American children will wear traditional orthodontic braces at some point in their lives.
People may choose to wear braces for cosmetic reasons (i.e. have straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile) or braces may be believed to be necessary to correct a dental issue.
Unfortunately, as a general dentist, I have seen that traditional orthodontic braces may create more problems than they solve.
Unexpected Complications Caused by Braces
Orthodontic braces work by placing constant forces on your teeth. This is intended to force the teeth into the desired position. However, these forces have the potential to make unwanted changes to the bones and tissue that surround your teeth.
Most commonly, patients who wear braces may ultimately experience under-development of their nasal airways. This can lead to a lifetime of potentially dangerous breathing-associated problems including: chronic sinusitis, TMJ pain, sleep apnea, snoring, poor sleep, and hypopnea (reduced breathing capacity).
Braces can also hold bits of food next to the teeth, leading to cavities, gingivitis, and other dental issues. Anyone who wears braces must be extra vigilant when it comes to their at-home dental care and must brush and floss frequently and thoroughly.
Braces can also be painful, frustrating to wear, and can make people feel self-conscious about their appearance. This leads many people to believe that braces just aren’t worth the hassle.
But now there’s a new braces-free orthodontic treatment known as the Daytime-Nighttime Appliance (also known as the DNA appliance system). Keep reading or contact me to learn about this advancement in orthodontics.
Enter the Daytime-Nighttime Appliance (DNA)
A new way to straighten teeth without orthodontic braces and that also helps develop your best airway is now available to patients of all ages. The Daytime-Nighttime Appliance, also known as the DNA appliance, is simply revolutionary.
Without surgery, orthodontic braces, or any dental headgear, the DNA appliance system applies light intermittent vibrational forces to your teeth, helping your jaw reach its full growth potential by stimulating your own growth centers.
Your upper jaw will expand and develop into its maximum natural shape and position. (See image below). This natural arch expansion creates more space for the tongue and your airway will increase, too. You’ll get the benefits of braces without the headaches, hassles and drawbacks.
Just take a look at the size of a patient’s airway (highlighted below in red) before and after using the DNA Appliance as a braces-free alternative treatment. Clearly, you can visualize the increase in the diameter of the airway after DNA Appliance therapy.
Benefits of the DNA Appliance System
You might consider the DNA Appliance as a holistic orthodontics appliance. Its purpose is to stimulate the maximum expression of our genetic growth potential. As you wear the DNA appliance system you’ll begin to notice many health improvements, including:
- Straighter teeth– just like with traditional orthodontic braces, without the pain or inconvenience.
- Less snoring and reduced episodes of hypopnea and sleep apnea
- Deeper, improved sleep and greater productivity
- Fewer symptoms of TMJ disorder
All of this is, and more, all thanks to natural braces and the DNA appliance system. Plus the DNA appliance system is pain-free and comfortable to install and wear. You can’t say that about braces!
Is the DNA Appliance Right for You?
If you want to straighten your teeth without the hassle of braces or tray systems, then make an appointment to learn more about natural braces and the holistic orthodontics of the DNA appliance system!