An estimated one of every 15 Americans suffer with sleep apnea
. This chronic condition, characterized by loud snoring, periods of breathing cessation, snorts, chokes, and jerks continually interrupts deep, regenerative sleep. Sleep apnea increases risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other serious health issues. Dr. Al A. Fallah
brings new solutions
with long-term benefits to patients in the Carlsbad
The DNA difference
Conventional oral appliances improve snoring and sleep apnea in the short term. They hold the mouth slightly open and pushing the jaw forward to keep the airway open during sleep. These appliances treat the symptom, not the cause of sleep apnea, so they must be worn for life.
Dr. Fallah is certified in sleep apnea treatment
using the innovative Daytime-Nighttime Appliance® (DNA) system. This FDA-cleared device takes a fresh approach, bringing relief of symptoms by addressing the underlying issues causes of snoring and sleep apnea.
DNA therapy is based on the concept of Pneumopedics®. This is a process of gradually and non-surgically increasing the size of the upper jaw. Wearing the device in the evening and through the night increases nasal airway volume
. With good compliance, DNA significantly improves sleep apnea, and eliminates it in some cases.
Dr. Fallah is also certified in use of the mRNA mandibular Repositioning-Nighttime Appliance®. Utilizing biomimetic principles, this device provides combination maxillo-mandibular correction. Worn at night, the mRNA repositions the lower jaw for easier breathing, while gently redeveloping the upper airway
. It also encourages better alignment of teeth.
Benefits of DNA/mRNA treatment
- Long-term relief from sleep apnea.
- Improved tooth alignment and facial appearance.
- Non-surgical and drug-free.
- Discreet – it looks something like a retainer.
- No noisy CPAP machine.