The Daytime Nighttime Appliance® (DNA) is a removable appliance that works by widening the upper arch and nasal passages allowing more airflow to pass through.
As a result the DNA appliance helps straighten your teeth, permanently correct sleep apnea and cure snoring. It also alleviates symptoms of TMJ disorders. This is designed to enhance development of the jaw and nasal structures virtually painlessly because it mimics how body and nature works through gentle pressure.
One thing most patients with sleep apnea, TMJ, orthodontic and posture problems have in common is that they all have a small mouth. Individuals with small mouths and crowded teeth often do not have enough room in their mouth for their tongues. Small mouths also do not have enough room for proper breathing – everything really gets tight, crowded and obstructed, including the upper airway.
The mouth is the base of the nose, meaning small, stuffy nasal passageways. Sometimes seasonal allergies can be improved by creating more room for seasonal irritants to drain and pass through the mouth and nose.
DNA Appliance therapy gently expands the upper jaw while keeping the bite balanced. The DNA is unique in that it treats the bite and the airway at the same time. The 3D expansion increases the size of the nasal passageways and the mouth.
As the upper jaw expands, the lower jaw enlarges and moves more forward into a more natural position. As the lower jaw moves forward, the tongue and soft tissue follow and have more room to exist, thus creating a larger and less obstructed upper airway. The result is improved breathing function, resolution of clenching/bite problems and improved posture.
Have you ever wondered why you can’t breathe well through your nose? Sinus pain and pressure is caused by small sinuses and poor sinus drainage.
The DNA can be used for all ages. It is comfortable, painless and is only worn in the evenings and while sleeping. The DNA uses no surgery, needles or drugs. The appliance naturally corrects alignment of teeth, facial development, upper airway, and helps create neuromuscular harmony.