educator, multi-board certified and with years of EXPERIENCE, Dr. Cortés strives to help you sleep better, become pain free and live a healthier and energized lifestyle.
Utilizing oral appliance therapy, a non-surgical approach, we treat Sleep Breathing Disorders, as well as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.
(Below are some of the appliances that Dr. Martha Cortés utilizes in her practice to treat the above conditions and mid-facial underdevelopment).
Treating an array of conditions the DNA™ Appliance is a ground breaking device.
"The Natural Face-Lift"
Utilizing the body's own genes and natural reactions, the appliance is designed to assist the development and functions of underlying jaw and nasal structures, in a non-surgical approach. The DNA gently remodels the inside arches of the mouth, as well as mid-facial bones, thus working to improve one's airway and assisting the remodeling of the cranial bone structures to improve airway obstruction.
Treats sleep breathing disorders
Increases duration and quality of sleep. More sleep means more energy and greater quality of life!
Enhances body structures that support the fascia and muscles, opening up the airway.
Realigns and recaptures disc to minimize pain associated with TMD.
Minimizes/ eliminates signs and symptoms related to bite impairments: grinding, clenching, etc.
Improves breathing through the nose.
Straightens crooked teeth that resulted from inadequate jaw space
Re-aligns facial symmetry
Fully develops the teeth, oral cavity, jaws and face together, as they are intertwined components of the same system.
Enhances chin and cheekbone definition
Activates the growth mechanism in patients that have incomplete facial development.
With over 7 years of experience with the DNA™ Appliance Dr. Cortes is also the first female instructor of the appliance when it first came out.
The Vivos Appliance, used for both children and adults, is an an actively and passively worn appliance. Made of a comfortable FDA approved material, though it may seem out of place first use, the Vivos Appliance works to help establish proper oral habits and mandibular development.
Goals of the Vivos Appliance:
Establish nasal breathing
Establishe proper tongue strength, posture, swallowing and speech
Eliminate all bad habits (thumb sucking, tongue thrust, etc.)
Guide ideal growth and development of the middle and lower third of the head, including the airway
Facilitate the growth and development of the whole body
Correct any orthodontic diagnosis to a Class I with ideal overbite and overjet, with all 28 teeth in place before the age of 12
The ALF Appliance ("Alternative Lightwire Functionals"):
The ALF appliance is a discrete wire appliance that works to stimulate bone growth naturally to fix and improve one's mandibular functionality, and can in turn cause improvement in an individual's body as well. Through gentle and subtle pressure help correct and resolve the follow:
Improper positioning of dental arches
Improper mandible development or mandible underdevelopment
Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders
Airway constriction and breathing problems
Cranial Bone Realignment
Suboptimal posture and spinal alignment
Dr. Cortés specialized in different oral appliances, as each patient’s needs are different and everyone responds differently. In addition to the appliances above, Dr. Cortés also works with:
Control Arch™ - by Dr. Galella
ASA (Aligner Sleep Appliance) - SleepArchiTx