DNA Appliance

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DNA Appliance

Experience High-Tech Dental Care Services

DNA Appliance for Sleep Apnea and TMJ disorder in Sacramento, CA.

When your teeth or jaw are out of alignment, they can cause a ripple effect on the whole body, creating a number of issues for not only your oral health, but your overall health and well-being. Sleep apnea and TMJ disorder are two common conditions that can have many negative effects on the body, but that are actually easily treatable. Dr. Darryl Azouz in Citrus Heights, CA uses a groundbreaking new appliance called the DNA Appliance to treat these conditions and help patients get their quality of life back.

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What is the DNA Appliance?

The DNA Appliance® is a non-surgical, virtually painless, drug-free method of treating a number of health issues that can be caused by the shape of craniofacial structures. It uses concepts from Epigenetic Orthodontics to target and stimulate the immature embryonic cells in the jaw, gradually shifting the teeth into proper alignment and increasing the width and depth of the palate to an optimal size. This 3D reshaping of the mouth results in better tooth and jaw function, enhanced oral health, and better overall well-being.

Conditions that the DNA Appliance can help resolve

When the DNA Appliance is used to naturally correct the alignment and size of the dental structures, it can provide relief from a number of chronic conditions, including:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Malocclusion, or a bite that is off
  • Crooked teeth
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Child bed wetting
  • Neck and back pain
  • Chipped teeth
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines and headaches
  • …and more!

As a sleep apnea appliance, the DNA Appliance helps reduce the obstruction in your airways while you sleep because it naturally expands your nasal passages, which increases the space in your airway for optimal breathing. It is a great alternative to CPAP machines for patients who have a CPAP intolerance or who simply do not want to wear a cumbersome, loud face mask while they sleep.

Patients who suffer from TMJ disorder also find relief from the pain and other symptoms of the disorder when they are treated with the DNA Appliance. As the appliance gently increases the palate size and moves the jaw into the correct position, it releases the strain on the temporomandibular joints that causes the negative health effects of TMJ disorder. Patients who find that their bite is not comfortable or who experience clicking, popping, or grinding when they bite down are able to resume eating the foods they love without worry.

Other patients may simply want a treatment option for straightening their teeth that does not involve years of wearing expanders, metal wire-and-bracket braces, or other orthodontic devices. The DNA Appliance gently and effectively expands the upper arch to the proper position, enabling teeth to naturally move into alignment without the pain and unsightliness of traditional orthodontic treatments.

The DNA Appliance treatment process

The DNA Appliance looks just like an ordinary dental retainer that you would receive from an orthodontist, but there is nothing ordinary about it!

The first step in treatment with the DNA Appliance is to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Azouz at Sacramento Natural Dentistry to determine whether you or your child is a good candidate for the therapy. Then, impressions will be taken of the mouth and the DNA Appliance will be custom-created in a laboratory.

Once you receive your DNA Appliance, Dr. Azouz will check its fit and function in your mouth and instruct you on how often to wear it and how to care for the appliance. Most patients are instructed to wear it during the evening and at night while they sleep, which means that they are free to go about their normal daytime routine without having to worry about taking a retainer out to eat or drink their favorite foods and beverages.

Schedule a consultation today!

As a holistic dentist, Dr. Darryl Azouz is committed to providing treatment options for his patients that don’t just address the symptoms of their problems, but the underlying causes, so that they can experience better overall health. As a DNA Appliance treatment provider, Dr. Azouz can evaluate you or your child’s mouth to determine if the appliance would be a good treatment option for the symptoms you or your child are experiencing.

Non-invasive treatment for sleep apnea, TMJ disorder, and many other oral health conditions has never been more accessible – we encourage you to learn more by calling us at (916) 823-8585 today!

With our convenient Sacramento area location, we are always accepting new and existing patients and look forward to restoring health to your smile.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Kim Robertson
Kim Robertson
Excellent implant work .
sam smith
sam smith
the staff is very nice! and they will provide you with better care than most dentists, they care about your teeth more than money 🙂
Jeff Mikkelsen
Jeff Mikkelsen
I wish there were (6) stars, but I'll have to settle with (5). I began going to Sac Natural Dentistry over 2-years ago because I was tired of trying to explain to all my dental practitioners that fluoride is bad. It should be a crime to use fluoride and mercury fillings - how is this still promoted?!! When I went to SND I was immediately impressed with the knowledge base of everyone I met. Not only that, but everyone there is so happy. It's really nice to be around happy people. It actually makes me want to go to the Dentist - seriously. I've never had that desire before - not even close. Then I met Darryl Azouz DDS. He is a genuine, good person. He actually apologies (continuously) when he's working on you if he thinks he might have hurt you - true compassion. But its his depth of knowledge that impressed me the most. He's constantly traveling around the globe to attend training on the latest methods. I told him he should paper the entire waiting room with all his certifications. I'm grateful to have found this Dentist and his crew. I never imagined I'd look forward to going to the Dentist (did I say that out loud??)
Pam Maddock
Pam Maddock
Victoria cleaned my teeth today and helped me to learn how to properly brush my teeth. I won’t say how old I am that I had to relearn! She did a great job and is a wonderful hygiene person. Thus office is super friendly and I’ve had many great services from them over the past two years. I love that they use ozone water too. You will love coming to the dentist!
Janie Roy
Janie Roy
I used to be the poster child for *scared of dentist.* But I had some growing concerns and I knew I wanted to see a holistic / biological dentist. I found Sacramento Natural Dentistry. Dr. Azouz and his entire team took such good care of me; they were empathetic and straightforward. I was at ease the entire time. My only regret was waiting so long to call for my appointment! I’m so happy to now have a plan for addressing some big needs in my dental health with a team that I trust. I am now confident (and no longer sweaty-palmed) thinking about my visits!
Richard Clarke
Richard Clarke
Just the best
Michaele Moore
Michaele Moore
Dr. Azouz is amazing. I had multiple dental issues that I wanted taken care of by a SMART Certified dentist. The work he has done and is still doing has been perfect, far beyond my expectations. He’s very knowledgeable, professional and friendly and his entire staff is also wonderful, friendly and efficient!

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