harmonize the functionality of muscles in the mouth…
Here at Cortés Advanced Dentistry we utilize two esteemed myologists to successfully treat patients who require Myofunctional therapy. Myofunctional therapy enables us to restore proper mouth function through confirming the muscle groups in the mouth are communicating harmoniously. We like to think of it like a service for your mouth muscles where swallowing and symptoms of sleep apnea will be improved. This treatment can restore the function of the mouth and it can also improve clarity of the airway while asleep. This service can improve sleep apnea symptoms and energize your life by allowing you to rest peacefully.
How do I know if I need myofunctional therapy?
If you require Myofunctional therapy you will most likely have experienced symptoms of sleep apnea or difficulty with normal mouth function such as swallowing. This can occur when your tongue does not push against the roof of the mouth when you swallow; indicating that the muscles are not working harmoniously or intuitively.
If you have had difficulty swallowing or with general mouth function, our team of myologists can help by providing outstanding treatments for sleep apnea and problematic swallowing.
In order to find out more about sleep apnea and tmd symptoms and treatments please see below.
sleep apnea and tmd treatment
Recent studies have found a strong link between your oral health and your overall health and wellbeing. This case is especially true in regards to Sleep Apnea and TMD, which are two oral disorders that can have a devastating effect on the health of your entire body.
do your jaw joints click, pop, grind and cause you pain?
If so, you may be one of the many undiagnosed TMJ Disorder sufferers. Dr. Cortes can apply neuromuscular dentistry or Myofunctional therapy to examine the relationship between the teeth, the Temporomandibular joint and muscles, in order to realign your bite and resolve your TMJ / TMD symptoms.
After you have been diagnosed with TMJ, Dr. Cortés will work with you to determine the best course of treatment. Generally there are three main goals of neuromuscular treatment;
- Relieve muscle spasms and pain
- Stabilize the bite
- Long term management
Once your bite is realigned and jaw is in place, the TMJ pain and symptoms disappear.
do you suffer from fatigue, snoring and poor concentration levels?
You may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)! Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that involves cessation or significant decrease in airflow and is characterized by recurrent episodes of upper airway collapse that occurs many times nightly. The sufferer is unable to sleep properly, as they are frequently awoken by their own physiological need for air.
OSA is associated with a number of potentially life-threatening diseases, including; high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, pulmonary hypertension, type II diabetes, erectile dysfunction, depression, memory loss and numerous other health problems.
sleep apnea treatment at martha cortes d.d.s.
Rather than simply therapeutically treating the symptoms and causes of sleep apnea, Dr. Martha Cortés uses the innovative DNA Appliance™ to completely eliminate obstructive sleep apnea. Treatment with the DNA appliance™ is aimed at developing and enlarging the airway space by expanding the transverse and anterior aspects of the upper and lower jaws. By changing the size of the jaws the size of the airway space is directly increased.
Whether you are suffering from symptoms or have obtained a diagnosis, Dr. Cortés can help you eliminate sleep apnea and TMD for good.