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We Can Treat Respiratory Effort-Related Arousals!

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing
During sleep, air should move freely and rhythmically in and out of the lungs via the nose and/or mouth just as while awake. When this normal breathing pattern is disrupted during sleep, "sleep-disordered breathing" is said to occur. Sleep-disordered breathing refers to a range of breathing disturbances, including apneas, hypopneas, snoring, and respiratory effort-related arousals. Sometimes the throat narrows enough to cause loud snoring and hard breathing, but not enough to produce apneas or hypopneas. Breathing in this situation can be difficult enough to wake the sleeper, an occurrence referred to as a respiratory effort related arousal (RERA).

Case Study:

The following patient was treated for 15 months with Homeoblock™ appliances, upper and lower. He was instructed and used myofunctional and breathing exercises in conjunction with the appliance therapy. It is postulated that maxillary development and mandibular development reduced upper airway resistance in the nasal airway and reduced pharyngeal airway resistance in the hypopharnx which resulted in an improved sleep pattern.

Please see the results:

Epigenetic morphogenesis.
Skeletal changes illustrate the body's ability to self correct.
Note: Change in jaw position and the results at the TMJ


What we see here is epigenetic morphogenesis:

Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation, literally, "beginning of the shape"), is the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape.

In the adult patient these changes that we see here can only be attributed to genetic expression. Hence "Epigenetic Morphogenesis"

Dr. Theodore R. Belfor graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1966 and has been in private practice for 40 years.

He has been published in The New York State Dental Journal, Philippine Journal of Orthodontics, Indian Dentist, Dental News (Lebanon), Novoe V Stomatologii (Russia), APEX (UK), The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry Today, Dentistry Today, The Journal for the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics, The Functional Orthodontist, International Journal for Orthodontics, Sleep Diagnosis and Therapy, Anti-Aging and Cosmetic Surgery Magazine.

Dr Belfor has been lecturing, teaching and training the Homeoblock(tm) protocol since 2005, at USA venues in Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; Miami, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York, NY; internationally in Mumbai, India, Sydney, Australia and Warsaw, Poland.

Additionally, Dr. Belfor has lectured on the Homeoblock(tm) at meetings of professional organizations including:

Sacro Occipital Technique Organization (SOTO)
Clinical Foundation of Orthopaedics & Orthodontics (CFOO)
The New York State Society of Sleep Medicine (NYSSSM)
The Center for Exceptional Practices (Cleveland, OH), John Herald, DDS
American Association for Functional Orthodontics, National Conference. (AAFO)
Annual Appliance Therapy Practioners' Association Symposium (ATPA)
Conference on Dental Management of Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Dr. Edward Spiegel
Excellence in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (EODO), Dr. Derek Mahony
International Board of Orthodontics (IBO)
International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)
Mid-America Orthopedic/Orthodontic Institute (MAOOI)
Mini-Residency on Interdisciplinary Treatment for Orofacial Pain, Dr. Steven Olmos
Pennsylvania Craniomandibular Society (PCS), Dr. Stephen Smith

Dr. Belfor is Chairman and President of OrthoSmile, Inc. and the inventor of the patented Homeoblock(tm) orthopedic/orthodontic appliance.

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2011 Schedule:

Hear Dr. Belfor at:

International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)
2011 IAO Annual Meeting
April 7-10, 2011
Scottsdale, AZ

Clinical Foundation of Orthopaedics & Orthodontics (CFOO)
TRIPLE-O Dental Laboratory
May 6-7, 2011
London, UK

SOTO/USA 12TH National Clinical Symposium
Sacro Occipital Technique Organization (SOTO)
May 19-22, 2011
Nashville, TN

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
26th Annual International Clinical Symposium
July 29-30, 2011
Baltimore, MD

International Association for Orthodontics [IAO]-Poland
October 01-02, 2011
Warsaw, PL

Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics
October 28-30, 2011
Gainsville, TX

International Association for Orthodontics [IAO]-NEW ENGLAND
December 2-4, 2011
Windsor Locks, CT

Singh GD. Diaz J, et al. Facial Changes Following Treatment with a Removable Orthodontic Appliance in Adults. Funct Orthod. 2004;15:27-30
Belfor TR. The Dentist's Role in Facial Anti-Aging. Int J Orthod 2009;20 (2) 35-37
Belfor TR. Epigenetic Orthodontics. NYSDJ. 2010;76(6) 18-21

Theodore R. Belfor, DDS
Chairman & President
OrthoSmile, Inc.
120 East 36th Street (Lexington & Park) Suite 1F New York, NY 10016
Tel: 518-943-9300