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Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, uses the Vivos DNA System which represents a breakthrough treatment proven to easily, painlessly, and naturally remodel, reposition, and redevelop the anatomy that surrounds the head and neck including the upper and lower jaw and airway. The Vivos DNA appliance is a FDA registered Biomimetic oral appliance, which harnesses the body’s natural ability for self-correction through gene environmental interactions by using developmental mechanisms that are encoded that the level of the human genome. The Vivos DNA appliance system aims to put the body back into it’s correct developmental path. This makes this system unique in upper airway, orthodontic and craniofacial correction. Unlike traditional braces, the Vivos DNA appliance is not worn all the time. The appliance is only worn in the early evening and all night while asleep.

The Vivos DNA System:

  • Restores and helps maintain proper symmetry and alignment
  • Promotes craniofacial and orthodontic correction
  • Gives a broader, wider smile with improved esthetics
  • A solution for crowded or crooked teeth, gummy smiles, narrow palates, TMD, sleep bruxism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Allows for higher quantity and quality of sleep
  • Can drastically reduce or even eliminate snoring
  • Promotes a more beautiful, symmetrical and attractive face “a DNA facelift”
  • Restore normal breathing and sleep patterns which improve overall health
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for other lifetime treatment options

The Vivos DNA appliance system has been clinically proven to treat and in some cases cure Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it does this through non-surgical remodeling of the upper airway. The biomimetic design of the Vivos DNA appliance results in more than just tooth movement. As the teeth move during treatment the bone structures within the face also change and grow. As the jaws grow into their fully developed form the rest of the facial structures are also signaled. This gives the face a better, more natural support system and may result in increased facial symmetry. Patients report improved overall facial esthetics, almost like a natural facelift without the pain or toxins associated with other cosmetic therapies.

Call our Escondido dental office today to ask how the Vivos DNA System may work for you! 760-746-3663

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Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, treats the TMJ with C2O (Condylar Centering Orthotic). TMJ therapy done with C2O is a proven and predictable way to stabilize the TMJ or jaw joint. The C2O is an acrylic horseshoe-shaped splint worn daily and adjusted weekly to allow for full joint relaxation. C2O splint therapy is usually recommended due to symptoms indicating instability between the teeth and jaw joint.

Escondido TMJ Treatment

What are the signs and symptoms of an unstable bite/joint?

One or more of the following:

  • Headaches
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Facial Muscle Pain and Tension
  • Earaches, Ear Pain, Ringing in the Ears
  • Tooth Wear, Broken Teeth, Gum Recession
  • Unexplained Tooth or Mouth Pain

Why does C2O therapy work?

The key to stabilizing the joint and relaxing the inflamed muscles is to keep the teeth apart and center the the TMJ into it’s more stable position. If this is not done the TMJ will worsen over time and continue to cause damage to the teeth and joints.

C2O therapy allows Dr. Kerbs to stabilize the joint as he makes calculated adjustments on the C2O splint every week. This allows the TMJ to move into a healthy position. In most cases, our patients see significant pain relief within the first weeks of wearing the C2O splint. C2O therapy is meant to eliminate pain and discomfort caused by a disorder of the TMJ and settle the jaw joints to a healthy position.

If you experience head and neck pain, jaw pain, headaches, facial pain, ear aches, ringing in the ears, or tooth pain please call our Escondido dental office today at 760-746-3663. Our very knowledgable patient coordinator, Sara, is able to answer all of your questions regarding our TMJ / TMD therapy and help you decide if Dr. Kerbs is the right fit to help you get relief from pain associated with the TMJ.

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