Typically, oral appliances used to manage snoring and sleep apnea in adults are mandibular advancement devices that simply protrude the lower jaw. These devices are worn over a lifetime, and do not address the underlying etiology of the condition. In contrast, we advocate upper airway remodeling or Pneumopedics® to re-develop the upper airway so that underlying sleep apnea can be resolved in mild, moderate and even severe cases.
Our biomimetic technique is different because instead of simply repositioning the mandible, our patented, FDA-registered Daytime-Nighttime Appliance® system (or DNA appliance®), which is worn during the evening and at night, allows the body to gently increase the size of the upper jaw and increase the volume of the nasal airway, sometimes to the extent that the underlying issues are completely eliminated. In addition, our FDA-cleared, patented, mandibular Repositioning-Nighttime Appliance® (or mRNA appliance®) is a biomimetic oral appliance that provides combined maxillo-mandibular correction. The mRNA appliance is worn at night, and this allows the body to reposition the mandible while gently redeveloping the midface, as well as remodeling the upper airway in adults, while correcting the positions of the teeth into a more natural position.