When your teeth or jaw are out of alignment, they can cause a ripple effect on the whole body, creating a number of issues for not only your oral health, but your overall health and well-being. Sleep apnea and TMJ disorder are two common conditions that can have many negative effects on the body, but that are actually easily treatable. Dr. Darryl Azouz in Citrus Heights, CA uses a groundbreaking new appliance called the DNA Appliance to treat these conditions and help patients get their quality of life back.
What is the DNA Appliance?
The DNA Appliance® is a non-surgical, virtually painless, drug-free method of treating a number of health issues that can be caused by the shape of craniofacial structures. It uses concepts from Epigenetic Orthodontics to target and stimulate the immature embryonic cells in the jaw, gradually shifting the teeth into proper alignment and increasing the width and depth of the palate to an optimal size. This 3D reshaping of the mouth results in better tooth and jaw function, enhanced oral health, and better overall well-being.
Conditions that the DNA Appliance can help resolve
When the DNA Appliance is used to naturally correct the alignment and size of the dental structures, it can provide relief from a number of chronic conditions, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
- Malocclusion, or a bite that is off
- Crooked teeth
- Chronic fatigue
- Brain fog
- Child bed wetting
- Neck and back pain
- Chipped teeth
- Migraines and headaches
- …and more!
As a sleep apnea appliance, the DNA Appliance helps reduce the obstruction in your airways while you sleep because it naturally expands your nasal passages, which increases the space in your airway for optimal breathing. It is a great alternative to CPAP machines for patients who have a CPAP intolerance or who simply do not want to wear a cumbersome, loud face mask while they sleep.
Patients who suffer from TMJ disorder also find relief from the pain and other symptoms of the disorder when they are treated with the DNA Appliance. As the appliance gently increases the palate size and moves the jaw into the correct position, it releases the strain on the temporomandibular joints that causes the negative health effects of TMJ disorder. Patients who find that their bite is not comfortable or who experience clicking, popping, or grinding when they bite down are able to resume eating the foods they love without worry.
Other patients may simply want a treatment option for straightening their teeth that does not involve years of wearing expanders, metal wire-and-bracket braces, or other orthodontic devices. The DNA Appliance gently and effectively expands the upper arch to the proper position, enabling teeth to naturally move into alignment without the pain and unsightliness of traditional orthodontic treatments.
The DNA Appliance treatment process
The DNA Appliance looks just like an ordinary dental retainer that you would receive from an orthodontist, but there is nothing ordinary about it!
The first step in treatment with the DNA Appliance is to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Azouz at Sacramento Natural Dentistry to determine whether you or your child is a good candidate for the therapy. Then, impressions will be taken of the mouth and the DNA Appliance will be custom-created in a laboratory.
Once you receive your DNA Appliance, Dr. Azouz will check its fit and function in your mouth and instruct you on how often to wear it and how to care for the appliance. Most patients are instructed to wear it during the evening and at night while they sleep, which means that they are free to go about their normal daytime routine without having to worry about taking a retainer out to eat or drink their favorite foods and beverages.
Schedule a consultation today!
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Darryl Azouz is committed to providing treatment options for his patients that don’t just address the symptoms of their problems, but the underlying causes, so that they can experience better overall health. As a DNA Appliance treatment provider, Dr. Azouz can evaluate you or your child’s mouth to determine if the appliance would be a good treatment option for the symptoms you or your child are experiencing.
Non-invasive treatment for sleep apnea, TMJ disorder, and many other oral health conditions has never been more accessible – we encourage you to learn more by calling us at (916) 823-8585 today!
With our convenient Sacramento area location, we are always accepting new and existing patients and look forward to restoring health to your smile.
What our patients say about DNA appliance
“My son just got his tooth filled by Dr. Azouz! What an experience, so kind to the kids. It was a complete 180 from when I was a kid. So glad I could find a natural dentist who does not use mercury fillings. We had a GREAT time in our appt. My son felt so comfortable and it is worth every penny!“ Hannah H.
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