Leading Encino Dentist Uses a Patient’s Natural Genes to Correct and Straighten Teeth and Address Sleep Apnea Issues

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Dr. Martin Gorman becomes a certified provider of DNA appliance TM system helping patients smile, look and breathe better.

Dr. Martin Gorman is now a Certified Provider of the DNA appliance TM system, after attending a continuing education course titled "Epigenetic Orthodontics: Pneumopedics." Epigenetic orthodontics is a process that uses a person's natural genes to correct and straighten the teeth, all without the use of force brackets.

This revolutionary appliance harnesses the body’s natural ability for self correction through developmental mechanisms. The DNA appliance gently and painlessly expands the upper jaw in three dimensions to increase the size of the upper airway. As the upper jaw expands, the lower jaw is able to move forward naturally into a more ideal position. As the jaw moves forward, the tongue and other soft tissues are pulled forward as well, thus increasing the size of the airway. The result is a dramatic improvement in the patient's ability to breathe.

The mouth is one of the most dynamic aspects of the face. Research shows that its form impacts a person’s ability to breath. As we grow, the genes that control the formation of the mouth are programmed to create an arch that is 38-42mm wide between the upper molars. Inheritance and environmental factors impact the expression of these genes and can result in an arch that is too narrow. This results in diminished airflow and increased susceptibility to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Not only is the airway enhanced by bringing the mouth closer to its ideal form, but improvements in general facial structures are also possible.

The "Daytime-Nighttime Appliance" or DNA appliance therapy stimulates your natural growth potential to permanently optimize the underlying structure of your airway. Patients often report a broader, wider smile (with teeth in better position), improvements in their facial appearance (ex: higher cheek bones, improved symmetry). Patients with Sleep Apnea (OSA) have reported alleviation of symptoms.

Epigenetic orthodontic techniques work by changing the spatial relations of crooked teeth via a new type of orthodontic appliance, worn in a fashion similar to dental or orthodontic retainers. The DNA appliances activate the various genes that control tooth position, so as to enhance dental and oral health. This includes non-surgical airway remodeling. These new DNA appliances focus less on the use of continuous force but rather help guide the teeth, jaws, TMJ, face and airway into more optimal positions to aid sleep and breathing. In particular, these new DNA appliances use 3-D Axial springs that are made from special wires that require little or no adjustment from a dental professional. Additionally, This treatment is perfect for patients struggling with sleep apnea and who are concerned about the side effects of more invasive or painful alternatives. This system is comfortable, practical and painless. It involves no invasive procedures and no injections.


Dr. Martin Gorman is a highly trained dental practitioner in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), sleep disorders and Epigenetic Orthodontics. He has spent 34+ years learning and practicing the most advanced technology and research to bring relief to his patients. The heart of his practice is aimed at treating headaches and facial pain related to TMJ disorders, and to provide an effective alternative treatment option to the undesirable CPAP device for patients with sleep disorders. Additionally, Dr. Gorman provides a unique solution to patients with maxilla-mandibular underdevelopment in adults and children to correct and straighten the teeth without the use of force brackets.

Dr. Gorman’s practice reflects a philosophy of optimal health-based Bioesthetic dentistry. His approach involves a comprehensive evaluation of the entire chewing system. It regards the teeth, jaw joints, bones, nerves, muscles, lips, tongue, mouth and the face as a collective system rather than individual parts. Equilibrium between all these oral structures allows the creation of a natural, youthful looking smile and promotes the maintenance of a healthy chewing system, providing a lifetime of optimal comfort, function and beauty.

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