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DNA/mRNA Appliances

DNA and mRNA Appliances Gaithersburg, Maryland

DNA Appliance

What is the DNA appliance?

A DNA appliance is new way to permanently correct sleep apnea and reduce snoring, straighten your teeth, and alleviate symptoms of TMJ* disorder. The DNA Appliance works by widening the upper arch and the nasal passages, allowing more airflow to pass through. The lower arch can then move into an improved position.

DNA Appliance Therapy will gently expand the upper jaw while keeping the bite balanced. The DNA 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, this allows the lower jaw to enlarge, and moves more forward into a more natural position. As the lower jaw moves forward, the tongue and soft tissue follow allowing more room to exist, creating a larger and less obstructed upper airway. The result is improved breathing function, resolution of clenching/bite problems and improved posture. Overall this will improve a person's breathing.

Benefits of DNA Appliance Therapy:

  • Appliance is Removable, needs to be worn in the evenings and night time.
  • Reduction of Migraine Headaches and TMJ* Symptoms
  • Reduction /Elimination of Sleep Apnea and Airway Problems
  • Postural Improvements
  • Better Nasal Breathing
  • Reduced or Resolution of Snoring
  • Improved Sleep
  • Increased Energy
  • Improved Metabolism

DNA Appliance

mRNA Appliance

A “mandibular” Repositioning Nighttime Appliance (mRNA) is an oral device that some dentists use that provides combined maxilla-mandibular correction. This appliance is worn at night, allowing the body to reposition the mandible and gently redevelop the mid-face. This device can also help to remodel the upper airway, allowing the shifting teeth into a more natural position. By bringing the lower jaw forward, tissues are lifted off the airway, improving breathing. While the lower jaw is being held forward by the” mRNA” appliance, the upper jaw is stimulated to grow, which remodels the airway. Unlike many other sleep apnea appliances that merely open the airway during use, the growth and redevelopment provided by the mRNA appliance is a potential cure for sleep apnea and TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction).

The mRNA appliance might be right for you if you suffer from:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Constricted dental arches
  • Dental crowding
  • Headaches
  • TMJ/TMD*

Device for lower jaw - mRNA

* The temporomandibular joint or (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Dysfunction can lead to pain and discomfort. Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms. Common treatments include medications, bite guards, and physical therapy.

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders that arise from problems with the occlusion (the contact between teeth), jaw joint, and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. Symptoms include: clicking/popping sounds in the jaw, jaws that get 'stuck' or 'locked' in the open- or closed-mouth position, difficulty chewing, and swelling/pain/tenderness in the face.

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