A Compromised Airway
Sleep Disordered Breathing and related conditions including Sleep Apnea are usually the result of a compromised airway due to malformations in the mouth and jaw.
Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. Research has shown that its form is as important as its functions. The shape of your mouth directly impacts your ability to breathe. From birth, your genes as well as environmental forces help to form the shape of your mouth. Your genes are programmed to control the formation of your mouth to create an arch that is 38 to 42 mm wide between the left and right molars.
Environmental and hereditary factors impact the expression of these genetic codes and can result in an arch that is too narrow and a palate that is too high. These malformations compromise your airway. A compromised airway results in diminished airflow and prohibits your ability to achieve proper oxygen levels in your blood. Often it is also the cause of crowded or crooked teeth and an asymmetrical facial structure.
For many years, it was believed, that making corrections to the arch could only be done in the formative years as a child. The latest research and Vivos DNA Appliance biomimetic technology have proven this to be a misconception.