New Treatment Provides Breakthrough Relief To Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Leads Treatment Advancements: for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and TMJ pain resulting from upper airway respiratory syndrome (UARS) & mild mid-facial hypoplasia
By: Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry Center
 
March 20, 2012 - PRLog -- New York, NY, March 20, 2012 – Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Center, founder and director Dr. Martha Cortes is now treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea with the patented DNA appliance a new approach in the treatment of this insidious disease. Obstructive sleep apnea currently is associated with a number of diseases, including; high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, pulmonary hypertension, type II diabetes, depression, memory loss and numerous other health problems. Past research has shown that patients suffering from untreated obstructive sleep apnea are two to three times more likely to be involved in traffic accidents than the general population and are at high risk for injury in the workplace. In children and teens obstructive sleep apnea is linked to lower academic grades and problematic behavior, as it is associated with inattention, fatigue and possibly poor study skills.

Obstructive sleep apnea is enormously under-diagnosed and under-treated condition, frequently missed and misdiagnosed by well-meaning physicians. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with soft tissue collapse in the throat, however, many sufferers also have long narrow faces, small lower jaws and/or chins, small and narrow dental arches, large overbites, crooked teeth, large tongues, flat facial features, high and narrow palate and large noses. The soft tissue collapse is often due to mid-facial deficiency (flatten-profile), where bony structure is inadequately spaced to provide ample room for the soft tissue laxity that occurs in sleep.  

The DNA appliance is an option for those who cannot comply with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), and/or refuse surgery as too radical and risky. The DNA appliance unlike other dental devices is designed to engage and/or initiate growth in the jaws. Why is this important? Because by changing the size of the jaws the size of the airway space is directly increased. The DNA appliance is a relatively new device that has been designed with how growth is initiated in the human body. The appliance uses an intermittent gentle force to instruct via signal transduction that activate chemical factors involved in growth.  

About Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Center, Your Smile – Your Health®

Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Center is a leader in restorative esthetic dentistry emphasizing the creation of a correct functional position of the occlusion (bite). By integrating neuromuscular and craniomandibular diagnostics and therapies to establish ideal physiological function, proper movements of the lower jaw can be restored relieving Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction and pain, headaches, snoring and other mid-facial deficiencies that contribute to respiratory dysfunction. Further, facial symmetry and facial esthetics can be improved or restored resulting in a non-surgical, non-invasive mini-facial lift.

Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Center, located in mid-town Manhattan, was founded by Dr. Martha Cortes and has been providing leading therapies and advanced treatment to patients for more than 25 years.

About Dr. Martha Cortes

Dr. Martha Cortes is an international known clinician, lecturer and published author. She is a recent past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry New York Chapter, a past international chair serving two consecutive terms and an accredited AACD member since 1992. She is a fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics, a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, a diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a fellow and a master of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics. Dr. Cortes is a graduate of the University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and has been in private practice since 1986.  

SOURCE: Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry Center

Contact: Dr. Martha Cortes, Founder & Director 212-262-0950

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