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Learn More About How a DNA Appliance Works from My Rivertown Dentist

added on: January 31, 2022
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At My Rivertown Dentist, we are dedicated to providing you with dependable dentistry. Still, we also take things one step further in caring for our patient’s oral and overall health. We focus on children and facilitating proper growth and airway development while they are still young to help them be healthier, happier adults.

One of the ways we can do this is by having your kiddo fitted with something called a DNA or Vivos appliance. This means NO SURGERY NECESSARY to fix breathing or sleep-related issues. With our non-invasive treatment techniques like the appliance used for various dental dilemmas, there’s a chance we can even eliminate the need for more costly orthodontic therapy in the future.

How Did it All Start?

Under the expert guidance of Dr. Ashley Lee, My Rivertown Dentist in Madison made a one-of-a-kind partnership with Vivos Therapeutics, the only relationship of its kind in our area. We also work with The Institute for Craniofacial Medicine, allowing us to have the Vivos experts pair with our knowledgeable, compassionate dentist to present you with a much more personalized, comprehensive treatment plan.

What Exactly is the DNA Appliance?

So, as a parent, you’re probably wondering how the DNA appliance works because you’re not exactly sure your kid is going to wear anything in their mouth. Here’s how it works: The appliance is specially designed for comfort, and it gently, permanently widens or reshapes the mouth’s upper arch or the area in between your top teeth. The movement results in a more open airway and a lower jaw that pushes forward a little more. Breathing should be a breeze both day and night.

At My Rivertown Dentist, we’ve seen the appliance used to treat some of these conditions and symptoms:

  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Crooked or gapped teeth
  • Neck and jaw tension or discomfort
  • Allergies
  • Sleep-disordered breathing or snoring

It’s time you learned more about how this little appliance works and is doing big things for our families and friends in Madison. There’s a solution for everyone, one that won’t drain your bank account and doesn’t require unnecessary or unwanted surgery. Learn more about DNA appliance therapy courtesy of Dr. Lee and the team at My Rivertown Dentist. Schedule a stress-free consultation today!