The DNA Appliance and Epigenetic Orthodontics in Illinois NEW HIGHLAND PARK OFFICE!

TMJ disorders and Sleep apnea are end points of a long term developmental problem most often related to airway problems during infancy and childhood. Due to airway restriction the body alters its normal function to maintain an open airway. There is a step by step group of changes that can lead to sinus problems, nasal airway restriction, middle ear infections and deviate swallows.

Together these can cause sleep disorders. It is estimated that 80-95 % of childhood ADD and ADHD are related to restricted airway and associated sleep apnea.

CARDIOVASCULAR AND SLEEP-RELATED CONSEQUENCES OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS was the report that came out of a Natonal Heart lung and Blood Institute (NIH).

Patients with TMJ Joint Disorders, TMD, UARS, Sleep Apnea, Fibromyalgia all share the same distorted development.
These changes are the result of epigenetic changes due to environmental factors. The DNA Appliance addresses these changes and reverses them.

I am Dr Ira L Shapira and I am lecturing in Argentina at the ICCMO meeting on the developmental pathways of TMJ disorders. I am currently treating patients from Lake County, Illinois in my Gurnee office.

My new office in Highland Park, Illinois is across from the Fort Sheridan Metro Station and is opening fall 2014. This will make the DNA Appliance therapy conveniently available to patients in Lake Forest, Highland Park , Deerfield, Northbrook and well as Chicago. Visit for more information.

The Highland Park office will not be a dental office for fillings and cleanings and other general dentistry but will focus on patients with Chronic Pain, Headaches, Migraines, TMD, TMJoint disorder, Sleep Apnea and Snoring. Same day dentures and Affordable Snap in Dentures and other Dental Implant procedures will also available. Initially the office will be opened on Fridays and Saturday mornings.

The new website under development is Our goal is to change your life for the better. If you Think you Deserve a Better Life contact Dr Shapira today.

Dr Shapira is available in his Gurnee office currently. Please Call 847-623-5530 for an appointment.

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Dr Shapira is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management and a Fellow of the International College on CranioMandibular Orthopedics. Let me use my knowledge to find Your Better Life.