Epigenetic Orthodontics is a mouthful but it is probably the most exciting development in orthodontics. Epigenetic Orthodontics can offer stand alone therapy or it can be used to develop arches prior to regular orthodontics or Invisalign.
Epigenetic Orthodontics is the best way to naturally grow bone orthopedically and to develop ideal facial form and orthopedics and develop airway ie. Pneumopedics. Growing an ideal airway can prevent or treat sleep apnea and/or snoring. In the pediatric population treating airway may be the best way to prevent ADD and ADHD>
. Epigenetic Orthodontics is different than standard orthodontics because instead of using mechanical forces to move teeth, a patented removable Daytime-Nighttime Appliance® (or DNA appliance®) is worn during the evening and night, and this allows the body to gently correct the positions of the teeth in its own natural way.
Normal orthodontics requires 24 hour/ day treatment compared to 12-16 hours / day with Epigenetic Orthodontics. The force in standard orthodontics creates inflamation and pain as part of a four step bone remodeling process. Epigenetic orthodontics is a two step process that eliminates the inflamation and associated pain.
Genotype refers to our genetic coding. In terms or development of the teeth, jaws and face the patients DNA is there genetic coding or DNA. The e DNA determines the Genotype but the DNA can be affected by many factors including allergies, nutrition, being breatfed, diet, activity etc. The result of this is called the Phenotype and it can be ideal to altered in many negative dimensions.
The goal of Epigenetic Orthodontic Treatment is to achieve the ideal phenotypic expression of our genes. The appliance change the phenotypic expression by changing the forces acting on the structures.
More information on Epigenetic Orthodontyics can be found at: https://dnaappliance.com/faq.html
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