Sugar Land, Texas (PRWEB) April 04, 2014
Dr. Samuel E. Cress, D.D.S., director of Sugar Land’s The Center for Craniofacial & Dental Sleep Medicine and Dr. Dave Singh, D.D.Sc, PhD, BDS, give patients a new and exciting option to Botox and fillers through use of a natural and non-invasive method.
It is reported that Botox was injected approximately 5.6 million times in 2012 with other facial injectable fillers following in a close second. Demand for these products is expected to continue, as treatments to minimize wrinkles and build facial volume become a mainstream necessity. However, the downside to these procedures is that the effects are not permanent and disappear in three to six months. In a recent case study noted in the December 2013 issue of Dentistry Today, Dr. Cress demonstrates an exciting, non-invasive option for long-term facial enhancement with the use of a new biometric oral appliance called the Daytime Nighttime Appliance (DNA appliance).
Dr. Cress proves through the use of the DNA oral appliance, not only did patients cosmetically benefit from facial structural changes, but they also improved their dental alignment, increased bone volume and achieved upper airway development and expansion. Both the increase in bone density and airway widening effects offer a new non- surgical alternative for patients seeking a way to permanently correct breathing problems associated with sleep apnea. Since Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) reportedly occurs in one in every 15 Americans, and five percent of Americans have undiagnosed sleep apnea, these findings give rise to new hope for patients looking for a CPAP-free and non-surgical option.
In this recent study, Cress concludes that this new protocol using the non-invasive patient management device, the DNA, not only enhances cosmetic dental procedures but benefits patients clinically by correcting additional underlying disease such as sleep apnea and malocclusions. He documents these corrections and finds that patient maxilla and mandibular skeletal growth changes are consistent with the spatial matrix hypothesis described in Moss’s 1997 paper found in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics demonstrating bone and tissue response to functional stimuli.
To learn more about Dr. Cress and the DNA system, visit http://www.cfdsm.com/obstructive-sleep-apnea.html. Dr. Cress continues to conduct research and lecture on various dental procedures.
About Dr. Samuel E. Cress, D.D.S.
Director of the Center for Craniofacial & Dental Sleep Medicine, located in Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Cress completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio and his residency in Dental Sleep Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass.
Dr. Cress’s practice includes general cosmetic dentistry and dental sleep medicine, treating patients in the Houston area for nearly 20 years. A nationally-recognized industry leader and instructor in Sleep Medicine Appliance Therapies, Dr. Cress is a distinguished clinical instructor in the prestigious Dr. Dick Barnes Group in conjunction with Arrowhead Dental Lab.
Dr. Cress is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American and Texas Dental Associations, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Greater Houston Dental Society. Dr. Cress and his wife, Kimberly Cress, M.D., share their life with their son Carter.
The Center for Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
The Center for Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, located in Sugar Land, Texas, helps patients overcome issues with obstructive sleep apnea. Further, their practices have introduced non-surgical cosmetic benefits and have given new hope for patients pursuing non-invasive methods of cosmetic healthcare. Using industry best-practices and leading the adoption of new technologies, the Center for Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine places patient care and quality of life above all else. For more information visit http://www.cfdsm.com.
Virginia Stovall (media)
Dr. Samuel E. Cress D.D.S.
The Center for Craniofacial and Dental Sleep Medicine