Every person craves to have a peaceful sleep. Good sleep improves your health, mood, and brain performance. The inability to get adequate quality sleep every day can predispose you to several diseases and disorders. Epigenetic orthodontics plays a key role in helping you overcome such problems. Apart from improving your sleep, it also aids in enhancing your overall appearance. This subspecialty uses your natural genes to accentuate the physical features of your teeth, jaw, and airways. Chase Dental Sleepcare uses such advanced and innovative technology, and Commack Epigenetics leads the way to replace forced brackets, improve your smile and facial features, and promote good sleep.
How Does Epigenetics Work?
Epigenetics is the study of changes that take place in an organism caused by an alteration in the gene expression (the way the gene blueprint is read). A person’s behavior and environment can alter the way their genes work. However, the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is not affected directly, rather it changes the way the body reads DNA sequences.
How Is Epigenetics Employed In Orthodontics?
Epigenetic orthodontics is a recent development in the field of dentistry. It can be implied in correspondence with Dental Sleep Medicine, and Neuromuscular Dentistry. Epigenetic orthodontics finds its application in treating TMJ disorders (TMD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), snoring, headaches, and migraine.
According to several scientific research studies:
- There are specific oral devices or tools that can modulate the genetic pathways that are otherwise inactive (dormant).
- Epigenetics is capable of restarting craniofacial development in children and adults.
- Abnormal DNA patterns can be effectively corrected through special equipment known as DNA/RDNA appliances.
How Can Epigenetic Orthodontics Help Patients With OSA?
OSA could be a result of an underdeveloped upper and lower jaw that causes airway obstruction or constriction. This dramatically impairs breathing during sleep and negatively impacts the quality of sleep.
Advanced DNA/RDNA appliances developed facilitate natural developmental processes that can significantly improve the airway and prevent airway issues. These appliances address realistic problems such as snoring, and other forms of sleep-disordered breathing through conservative (non-surgical) airway reconstruction. Epigenetic appliances help to correct the underlying problem by facilitating the jaws to expand to their correct position.
Epigenetic orthodontics has been gaining momentum since it is a conservative approach to altering your jaw bones to enhance your facial features and correct sleep disorders associated with obstructed airways. After a thorough evaluation, your dental specialist will recommend epigenetic appliances that best suit your individual condition.