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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


MINIMALLY INVASIVE MANAGEMENT OF DENTOFACIAL DEFORMITIES AND SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING

Corrective  Jaw Surgery (MMA)

Maxillary Expansion (MSE)

Dental Implants & Extractions

IV Sedation & Anastesia

Book An Appointment
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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


MINIMALLY INVASIVE MANAGEMENT OF DENTOFACIAL DEFORMITIES AND SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING

Corrective  Jaw Surgery (MMA)

Maxillary Expansion (MSE)

Dental Implants & Extractions

IV Sedation & Anastesia

Book An Appointment
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MEET THE BREATHE MAX DIRECTOR

Dr. Kevin Coppelson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing at The Breathe Institute in Southern California. He practices a broad range of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery- with a focus on skeletal augmentation for the treatment of maxillofacial deformities and sleep-related breathing disorders.

Dr. Coppelson brings the knowledge and experience necessary to stay on the cutting edge of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Coppelson's highly specialized training provides him with expertise on procedures ranging from corrective jaw surgery, minimally invasive jaw expansion, dental implants, and management of wisdom teeth.

“There are many modalities being used worldwide to address dentofacial disharmonies, sleep-disordered breathing, apnea, and other airway conditions.
Although the success rates of some of these procedures are high across the field, the actual cure rate is shockingly low. 

That is why I am so excited to be a part of  this amazing team at The Breathe Institute to improve the outcomes through innovative, safe, and effective solutions for our patients worldwide." 

 

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MEET THE BREATHE MAX DIRECTOR

Dr. Kevin Coppelson is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing at The Breathe Institute in Southern California. He practices a broad range of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery- with a focus on skeletal augmentation for the treatment of maxillofacial deformities and sleep-related breathing disorders.

Dr. Coppelson brings the knowledge and experience necessary to stay on the cutting edge of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Coppelson's highly specialized training provides him with expertise on procedures ranging from corrective jaw surgery, minimally invasive jaw expansion, dental implants, and management of wisdom teeth.

“There are many modalities being used worldwide to address dentofacial disharmonies, sleep-disordered breathing, apnea, and other airway conditions.
Although the success rates of some of these procedures are high across the field, the actual cure rate is shockingly low. 

That is why I am so excited to be a part of  this amazing team at The Breathe Institute to improve the outcomes through innovative, safe, and effective solutions for our patients worldwide." 

CARE MODEL

Minimally-Invasive
Maxillary Expansion (MSE)


Practicing out of The Breathe Institute in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Coppelson is a global leader in minimally-invasive techniques for maxillary expansion.

He regularly lectures and performs research on the most cutting-edge and minimally-invasive techniques in maxillary expansion.

Our goal is to provide effective and safe surgical adjuncts 
to improve your nasal breathing and expand your tongue space.

Corrective Jaw Surgery (MMA)


Dr. Coppelson brings you a comprehensive dental education, medical education, 6 years of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training, and a fellowship in Advanced Maxillofacial Surgery to every case, offering the highest quality of care in corrective jaw surgery with a discerning focus in esthetics, facial balance, occlusion, and most importantly your airway.

We only use the most state-of-the-art tools and custom titanium hardware- ensuring optimal results with a more comfortable post-operative healing period. 

Dental Implants


Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth. They're a long-term solution that is imbedded in your jawbone, just like your natural teeth.

Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring healthy teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw.

If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants are typically made of titanium, however, based on your case and preference, Dr. Coppelson is proud to offer metal-free implants in his practice. 

Anesthesia


Dr. Coppelson is highly trained and certified by the State of California to administer all forms of anesthesia.

Pain and anxiety control, using various techniques of regional (local) anesthesia, all forms of sedation, and general anesthesia.

For most patients, these forms of anesthesia can safely be performed for in-office surgical procedures. 

Dental Extraction


In certain cases, wisdom teeth- also known as third molars- should be removed.

These cases, along with other oral surgery procedures, can be performed under a variety of anesthesia techniques. Dr. Coppelson is extensively trained to safely provide local anesthesia, all forms of sedation and general anesthesia. 

Temporomandibular
Joint Disorder (TMJ)


Once TMJ disorders are correctly diagnosed, treatment may range from conservative dental and medical care to complex surgery.

Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may include botox injections, short-term drugs for pain and muscle relaxation, bite or splint therapy, and even stress management counseling.

Surgery can involve either arthroscopy or repair of damaged tissue by a direct surgical approach. 

Bone Grafts + Sinus Lifts


Once TMJ disorders are correctly diagnosed, treatment may range from conservative dental and medical care to complex surgery.

Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may include botox injections, short-term drugs for pain and muscle relaxation, bite or splint therapy, and even stress management counseling.

Surgery can involve either arthroscopy or repair of damaged tissue by a direct surgical approach. 

Expose + Bond


Orthodontic treatment typically involves placement of brackets on to teeth and moving them into alignment. 

Sometimes a tooth may be stuck or buried underneath the gums and require surgery to place a bracket on the tooth to pull it into place over time. 

This procedure is called an expose and bond because the tooth is first exposed by an incision through the gums, and then a bracket is bonded or glued on to the tooth.

CARE MODEL

Minimally-Invasive
Maxillary Expansion (MSE)


Practicing out of The Breathe Institute in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Coppelson is a global leader in minimally-invasive techniques for maxillary expansion.

He regularly lectures and performs research on the most cutting-edge and minimally-invasive techniques in maxillary expansion.

Our goal is to provide effective and safe surgical adjuncts 
to improve your nasal breathing and expand your tongue space.

Corrective Jaw Surgery (MMA)


Dr. Coppelson brings you a comprehensive dental education, medical education, 6 years of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training, and a fellowship in Advanced Maxillofacial Surgery to every case, offering the highest quality of care in corrective jaw surgery with a discerning focus in esthetics, facial balance, occlusion, and most importantly your airway.

We only use the most state-of-the-art tools and custom titanium hardware- ensuring optimal results with a more comfortable post-operative healing period. 

Dental Implants


Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth. They're a long-term solution that is imbedded in your jawbone, just like your natural teeth.

Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring healthy teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw.

If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants are typically made of titanium, however, based on your case and preference, Dr. Coppelson is proud to offer metal-free implants in his practice. 

Anesthesia


Dr. Coppelson is highly trained and certified by the State of California to administer all forms of anesthesia.

Pain and anxiety control, using various techniques of regional (local) anesthesia, all forms of sedation, and general anesthesia.

For most patients, these forms of anesthesia can safely be performed for in-office surgical procedures. 

Dental Extraction


In certain cases, wisdom teeth- also known as third molars- should be removed.

These cases, along with other oral surgery procedures, can be performed under a variety of anesthesia techniques. Dr. Coppelson is extensively trained to safely provide local anesthesia, all forms of sedation and general anesthesia. 

Temporomandibular
Joint Disorder (TMJ)


Once TMJ disorders are correctly diagnosed, treatment may range from conservative dental and medical care to complex surgery.

Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may include botox injections, short-term drugs for pain and muscle relaxation, bite or splint therapy, and even stress management counseling.

Surgery can involve either arthroscopy or repair of damaged tissue by a direct surgical approach. 

Bone Grafts + Sinus Lifts


Once TMJ disorders are correctly diagnosed, treatment may range from conservative dental and medical care to complex surgery.

Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may include botox injections, short-term drugs for pain and muscle relaxation, bite or splint therapy, and even stress management counseling.

Surgery can involve either arthroscopy or repair of damaged tissue by a direct surgical approach. 

Expose + Bond


Orthodontic treatment typically involves placement of brackets on to teeth and moving them into alignment. 

Sometimes a tooth may be stuck or buried underneath the gums and require surgery to place a bracket on the tooth to pull it into place over time. 

This procedure is called an expose and bond because the tooth is first exposed by an incision through the gums, and then a bracket is bonded or glued on to the tooth.

PATIENT GALLERY

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LAURA CASE | Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA)


Patient History

  • open-mouth breathing
  • drooling
  • severe nasal congestion
  • allergies, ringing in ears
  • forward head posture
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • tongue thrust associated with ankyloglossia &
  • jaw pain

Recommendation & Treatment

Orthognathic Surgery - maxillary mandibular advancement (MMA) jaw surgery with maxillary expansion and genioglossus advancement as a definitive treatment option for the patient's craniofacial under development, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Testimonial

"I'm so pleased with the results of my surgery. I'm breathing better and my anxiety has decreased. A LOT! I've lost a noticeable amount of weight and my body feels so much happier. It's been nice to get out and start getting active again. Everything feels more manageable now."

- Laura

Maxillomandibular Advancement Testimonial

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SEINI CASE | Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA)


Patient History

  • fatigue
  • sleepy during the day
  • difficulty falling asleep & staying asleep
  • difficulty biting into foods & chewing
  • decreased hearing
  • ringing of the ears
  • earaches
  • nasal drainage
  • grinding or clenching teeth
  • jaw pain
  • speech problems
  • toothache
  • dry mouth
  • palpitations
  • apneas
  • difficulty opening the mouth,
  • jaw shifting on opening
  • jaw joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • neck pain
  • stiffness
  • headache
  • numbness
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • rashes
  • hives

Recommendation & Treatment

Orthognathic Surgery - maxillary mandibular advancement (MMA) jaw surgery with maxillary expansion and genioglossus advancement as a definitive treatment option for the patient's craniofacial under development, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Testimonial

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Maxillomandibular Advancement Testimonial

PATIENT GALLERY

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LAURA CASE | Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA)


Patient History

  • open-mouth breathing
  • drooling
  • severe nasal congestion
  • allergies, ringing in ears
  • forward head posture
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • tongue thrust associated with ankyloglossia &
  • jaw pain

Recommendation & Treatment

Orthognathic Surgery - maxillary mandibular advancement (MMA) jaw surgery with maxillary expansion and genioglossus advancement as a definitive treatment option for the patient's craniofacial under development, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Testimonial

"I'm so pleased with the results of my surgery. I'm breathing better and my anxiety has decreased. A LOT! I've lost a noticeable amount of weight and my body feels so much happier. It's been nice to get out and start getting active again. Everything feels more manageable now."

- Laura

Maxillomandibular Advancement Testimonial

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SEINI CASE | Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA)


Patient History

  • fatigue
  • sleepy during the day
  • difficulty falling asleep & staying asleep
  • difficulty biting into foods & chewing
  • decreased hearing
  • ringing of the ears
  • earaches
  • nasal drainage
  • grinding or clenching teeth
  • jaw pain
  • speech problems
  • toothache
  • dry mouth
  • palpitations

Recommendation & Treatment

Orthognathic Surgery - maxillary mandibular advancement (MMA) jaw surgery with maxillary expansion and genioglossus advancement as a definitive treatment option for the patient's craniofacial under development, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Testimonial

Coming soon

Maxillomandibular Advancement Testimonial

WHAT ARE OMDs?

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are "Patterns involving oral and orofacial musculature that interfere with normal growth, development, or function of orofacial structures.  OMDs can be found in children, adolescents, and adults.

OMDs can co-occur with a variety of speech and swallowing disorders.
OMD may reflect the interplay of learned behaviors, physical/structural variables, genetic and environmental factors."

(Maspero, Prevedello, Giannini,
Galbiati, & Farronato, 2014) www.asha.org

CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS (OMDs) MAY STRUGGLE WITH:


  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring & Sleep Apnea
  • Malocclusion
  • Speech Impediments
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Picky / Messy Eating
  • Improper Swallow
  • Poor Posture
  • Oral Habits (digit sucking, pacifier use after certain age, etc.)
  • Drooling
  • Low Tongue Posture

WHAT ARE OMDs?

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are "Patterns involving oral and orofacial musculature that interfere with normal growth, development, or function of orofacial structures.  OMDs can be found in children, adolescents, and adults.

OMDs can co-occur with a variety of speech and swallowing disorders.
OMD may reflect the interplay of learned behaviors, physical/structural variables, genetic and environmental factors."

(Maspero, Prevedello, Giannini,
Galbiati, & Farronato, 2014) www.asha.org

CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS (OMDs) MAY STRUGGLE WITH:


  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring & Sleep Apnea
  • Malocclusion
  • Speech Impediments
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Picky / Messy Eating
  • Improper Swallow
  • Poor Posture
  • Oral Habits (digit sucking, pacifier use after certain age, etc.)
  • Drooling
  • Low Tongue Posture

WHAT CAUSES OMDs?

Nasal Airway Interference - enlarged tonsils, adenoids, hypertrophied turbinates, and/or allergies. Anything that obstructs the nasal passages that will lead to mouth breathing.

Genetic Defects - like tongue ties, cleft palate, craniofacial abnormalities, and syndromes.

Oral Habits - digit sucker, extended pacifier and bottle use.

Diet - some research suggests that refined sugars and high processed foods have caused underdevelopment craniosacral structures

WHAT INFLUENCES OPTIMAL FACIAL & AIRWAY DEVELOPMENT?

HUMAN ANATOMY | Structures & Their Functions

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JAWS

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LIPS / CHEEKS

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TONGUE FUNCTION & POSTURING

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SWALLOWING PATTERNS

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CHEWING PATTERNS

WHAT CAUSES OMDs?

Nasal Airway Interference - enlarged tonsils, adenoids, hypertrophied turbinates, and/or allergies. Anything that obstructs the nasal passages that will lead to mouth breathing.

Genetic Defects - like tongue ties, cleft palate, craniofacial abnormalities, and syndromes.

Oral Habits - digit sucker, extended pacifier and bottle use.

Diet - some research suggests that refined sugars and high processed foods have caused underdevelopment craniosacral structures

WHAT INFLUENCES OPTIMAL FACIAL & AIRWAY DEVELOPMENT?

HUMAN ANATOMY
Structures & Their Functions

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JAWS

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LIPS / CHEEKS

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TONGUE FUNCTION & POSTURING

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SWALLOWING PATTERNS

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CHEWING PATTERNS

MEET
THE BREATHE MYO TEAM



Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton

RDHAP, Therapy Director, COM®


Maryam Norouz

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy


Kathy Soto

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy


Lesley Kupiec

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy


Anna Gross

CCC-SLP, Oral, Motor, & Feeding


Stephanie Estrada

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy


Pareya Dorri

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy


Sandraluz Gonzalez

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy

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Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton

RDHAP, Therapy Director, COM®

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Anna Gross

CCC-SLP, Oral, Motor, & Feeding

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Maryam Norouz

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy

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Lesley Kupiec

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy

MEET
THE BREATHE MYO TEAM



Sanda Valcu-Pinkerton

RDHAP, Therapy Director, COM®


Maryam Norouz

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy


Lesley Kupiec

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy


Anna Gross

CCC-SLP, Oral, Motor, & Feeding

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Kathy Soto

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy

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Pareya Dorri

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy

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Stephanie Estrada

RDH, Myofunctional Therapy

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Appointments


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PHONE

Operating Hours


Monday - Friday | 09:00PM - 05:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday | Closed

Westwood


10921 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

  • Suite 912 - TBI Westwood
  • Suite 810 - Breathe Babies + Kids
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Appointments


EMAIL

PHONE

Operating Hours


Monday - Friday | 09:00PM - 05:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday | Closed

Westwood


10921 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

  • Suite 912 - TBI Westwood
  • Suite 810 - Breathe Babies + Kids

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