Sleep Apnea Dentistry

It is estimated that more than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. The health ramifications of sleep apnea range in severity but include: cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, hypertension, daytime sleepiness, depression and impotence. The most common treatment options - CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and traditional dental appliances do not cure sleep apnea; they simply control the symptoms by keeping the airway open. The implication for the patient is a lifetime of having to gear up for bed.

The DNA appliance is ideal for both adults and children. It is comfortable, painless and is only worn in the evenings and as you sleep. It involves no surgery, no drugs, and no injections. The appliance harnesses natural developmental mechanisms to correct tooth alignment, improve facial development and open the upper airway. Most importantly, this approach addresses the root causes of sleep apnea and is proven to reduce snoring and sleep apnea.

You wonder why a dentist is involved in sleep apnea? The problem originates in the mouth but it can affect all of your body. The benefits to the DNA appliance is that it is non-invasive, it is discrete face and jaw correction, it is correcting a natural part of your mouth through slow movement, and it improves your breathing and energy.

If you or a family member have symptoms of sleep apnea but have not been diagnosed, call our office for a free consult with Dr. Laws to discuss this procedure and the benefits you can receive thru treatments.