Dec 5, 2011
Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Center Leads Treatment Advancements
- Dr. Martha Cortes named leading U.S. epigenetic orthodontics educator at professional seminar
- New treatment provides breakthrough relief to patients with obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and TMJ pain resulting from upper airway respiratory syndrome (UARS) & mild mid-facial hypoplasia
New York,NY,December 5, 2011–Cosmetic & LaserDentistryCenter, founder and director Dr. Martha Cortes presented a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of upper airway respiratory syndrome (UARS). The new therapy, based on recent advances in understanding of the human body’s lifelong ability to rejuvenate and regenerate tissue via the stimulation and recruitment of adult stem cells, an innate physiological resource, provides a non-invasive therapeutic solution for resolving UARS, a significant unmet medical need.
“There is an epidemic of upper airway obstruction in both children and adults,” notes Dr. Cortes, “and the outcome of our new therapy can relieve symptoms of UARS, and potentially address the underlying contributing physiologic factors.”
The seminar took place in New York City in mid-October 2011 with clinicians from across the U.S. joining Dr. Cortes to learn her specialized diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Dr. Cortes uses advanced craniomandibular orthopedic treatments in her practice currently, successfully improving outcomes for patients with UARS.
Upper Airway Respiratory Syndrome (UARS)
UARS is a sleep disorder characterized by airway resistance to breathing during sleep that affects people of all ages. Symptoms include daytime sleepiness, excessive fatigue and possibly cognitive impairment. UARS may eventually progress to obstructive sleep apnea if untreated. Obstructive sleep apnea is strongly correlated with a number of diseases, and may be considered the cause of many, including: high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, pulmonary hypertension, type II diabetes, erectile dysfunction, depression, memory loss and numerous other health problems.
UARS and Mild Mid-facial Hypoplasia
UARS may be attributed to mid-facial hypoplasia. Mid-facial hypoplasia involves the underdevelopment of the upper jaw and cheek region of the face resulting in a short mid-face that is often considered an esthetic concern rather than a structural one yet many patients experience pain, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), allergies, snoring, sleep-related problems and breathing dysfunctions. The mid-facial region is vitally important to proper daytime and nighttime breathing, and underdevelopment of the mid-face can affect health due to potentially compromised or obstructed breathing. Mid-facial hypoplasia is attributed to a combination of genetic inheritance influenced by the environment including physical habits, pollution and diet. Common treatment approaches involve surgery or cosmetic augmentation, neither of which addresses the fundamental functional nature of the problem.
Craniomandibular Orthopedics Advanced Treatments
Craniomandibular Orthopedics involves the use of removable functional appliances worn by the patient, usually at night, within the oral cavity that slowly and gently improves the architecture of the mid-face region. Gentle expansion of the mid-face forward, sideways and outward amplifies the region providing more space for the teeth and opening the airway. This functional approach recruits the body’s own innate DNA mapping that is engaged to provide sustainable and organic growth in children and adults. The functional forces harness a natural process using gentle stimulation to encourage bone growth.
About Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Center, Your Health – Your Smile®
Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Center is a leader in restorative esthetic dentistry emphasizing the creation of a correct functional position of the occlusion (bite). By integrating neuromuscular and craniomandibular diagnostics and therapies to establish ideal physiological function, proper movements of the lower jaw can be restored relieving Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction and pain, headaches, snoring and other mid-facial deficiencies that contribute to respiratory dysfunction. Further, facial symmetry and facial esthetics can be improved or restored resulting in a non-surgical, non-invasive mini-facial lift.
Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Center, located in mid-town Manhattan, was founded by Dr. Martha Cortes and has been providing leading therapies and advanced treatment to patients for more than 25 years.
About Dr. Martha Cortes
Dr. Martha Cortes is an international known clinician, lecturer and published author. She is a recent past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry New York Chapter, a past international chair serving two consecutive terms and an accredited AACD member since 1992. She is a fellow of the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics, a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, a diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a fellow and a master of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics. Dr. Cortes is a graduate of the University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and has been in private practice since 1986.
SOURCE: Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry Center
Contact: Dr. Martha Cortes, Founder & Director 212-262-0950