The Homeoblock™ protocol was developed by Dr. Theodore Belfor to treat facial aging and improve breathing. It works by signaling the body to express genes that have not been expressed before. This is known as the science of Epigenetics, which has been understood for the past 15 years. The Homeoblock™ appliance provides the necessary signaling to the body by replacing the missing hard food in our diet and generating proper swallowing and tongue posture. Proper swallowing and tongue posture can improve our breathing. The main idea behind aging is that we lose volume in our midface. We lose fat, collagen and bone. The Homeoblock™ treatment has shown to increase the midface volume which results in a younger looking face.
The Homeoblock™ appliance works by sending cyclical intermittent light force to the periodontal ligament around the tooth roots and to the bone. This provides the necessary stimulation to the underlying bone to generate new bone growth and initiate bone positional changes. Additionally, it exercises the muscles under your tongue responsible for keeping the airway open. Over time, this appliance has been shown to:
- Remodel the upper jaw by making it wider
- Changes the size and shape of the maxilla and mandible
- Improves facial symmetry
- Creates space to straighten the teeth
- Promotes proper swallowing and tongue posture
- Tones pharyngeal airway and reduces inflammation
- Improves breathing
Did You Know?
Our facial bones actually grow around soft tissue. For example, our cranium grows around the brain, the orbital bones grow around the eyeball, and our facial bones grow around the pharynx, or breathing tube.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for a facial anti-aging appliance?
You may be a candidate for a facial anti-aging appliance if you are experiencing symptoms of cranial dystrophy (a lack of development). Possible symptoms can include:
- Sleep apnea
- Facial asymmetry
- Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching)
- Upper airway resistance
- Sleep onset insomnia
- Premature aging
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Lack of Alpha/Delta sleep
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, treatment with a Homeoblock™ may help to reduce or eliminate these symptoms while also improving the overall appearance of your facial structures. To find out what anti-aging appliance therapy can do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Theodore Belfor.
What can I expect when undergoing facial anti-aging treatment with Dr. Theodore Belfor?
To begin your treatment, Dr. Belfor will take a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan. This scan produces a 3-D image compiled of thousands of 2-D images and will be used to determine your exact treatment plan.
Most patients can expect to wear the Homeoblock™ appliance on their upper jaw for about 4-6 months to generate maxillary growth and reposition the mandible. Then a lower Homeoblock™ appliance will be used to further the development of the face and airway. During this time, you will have both daytime and nighttime appliances and a specific protocol to follow. All results are individual and are based on your genetic potential.