Miami and Coral Gable LVI Fellows Dr. Raul I. Garcia and Dr Conchi Sanchez-GarciaLVI Fellowship is the distinction awarded to those who have completed the LVI CORE Curriculum which includes a minimum of 278 continuing dental education hours of training in advanced aesthetics, and neuromuscular science, and who has successfully completed a comprehensive examination.

Core I: Advanced Functional Dentistry – The Power of Physiologic Based Occlusion Core II: Orthotic Maintenance, Adjustment and Essential Aesthetic Reconstructive Techniques Core III: Mastering Dynamic Adhesion in Complex Reconstructive Cases Core IV: Advanced Principles, Case Stabilization and Bite Transfer In The Neuromuscular Practice Core V: Comprehensive Aesthetic Occlusal Reconstruction – Rehabilitation Begins! Core VI: Coronoplasty and Case Finishing – Critical Steps For Neuromuscular Success Core VII: Full Mouth Reconstruction – Essential Tools for Finalization of Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

More Power

Performance mouthwear relieves muscular tension in the jaw freeing up that energy to be used more efficiently elsewhere. When you have more energy, you have more power. The result is increased strength and flexibility.

More Oxygen

Performance mouthwear relaxes and aligns your jaw to significantly improve airflow and breathing. Increased airflow is shown to improve Heart Rate Variability*, resulting in heightened training, performance and recovery.

More Control

When your jaw is aligned, you further stabilize the muscles in your head, neck and spine. Body sway is reduced, resulting in stronger core stability and balance.

How it Works

Miami neuromuscular dentists Dr. Raul Garcia and Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia will place your jaw in its ideal resting position. Performance Mouthwear’s fitting process accurately assesses and indexes your custom mouthguard to your jaw’s proper position.

Your jaw and bite are as unique as your fingerprint, which is why standard mouthguards are not the solution.

Many claim to make a difference. We back it up. With our Pro Series Mouthwear, a Certified Performance Mouthwear Doctor will provide a complimentary assessment and demonstrate the possible results to you first hand before the fitting ever takes place.

Performance Mouthwear Delivers Increased:

• Strength and Power
• Airflow
• Zone Concentration
• Core Stability and Balance
• Flexibility

Please contact our Miami neuromuscular dentists today to schedule your complimentary initial Performance Mouthwear appointment. Miami Designer Smiles serves patients in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida.

Miami Cosmetic Dentist Practice 20 years of service

Miami Designer Smiles celebrates 20 successful years! Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia have dedicated two decades of serving patients with their knowledge, expertise, and passion while treating patients like family. Miami Designer Smiles offers comprehensive family dental care and cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia understand the dynamics of families and their diverse dental needs, which are why they offer complete family care for patients of all ages and they offer a variety of financing options to help families, or any patient, afford dental care. They have focused their time and energy on patient needs, ensuring patients are receiving the utmost care and attention. With that kind of passion, it is no wonder patients continue coming back to Miami Designer Smiles for their dental needs.

Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia take a holistic approach to dentistry, which combines modern medicine and natural healing techniques. Their holistic approach also focuses on neuromuscular dentistry and the continued use of metal-free dental materials. A neuromuscular approach means focusing on the actual cause of your pain, not just covering up your symptoms with a short-term fix. Instead, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia take time and care evaluating your entire dental health to determine what is causing your pain. Once the cause is determined, a treatment plan can be developed to fit your needs.

Throughout the years, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia have made certain to expand their knowledge of dentistry and holistic approaches to treatment by voluntarily taking part in continued education and have earned special certifications by completing classes at Las Vegas Institute (LVI). Their continued education helps ensure you are receiving the best treatment, providing results that exceed your expectations. By their continued education efforts, you can make certain you are receiving the most up to date procedures and techniques for your dental needs. It’s this kind of commitment that emphasizes their dedication for patient care.

In celebrating 20 years, Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia thank each of their patients and are proud to consider you part of the family. Without patients like you, Miami Designer Smiles wouldn’t be what it is today.

To correct a bad bite (teeth not fitting together properly) is obviously an elective decision that focuses on how your face looks, your teeth look and how they actually fit together. This affects the quality of life in a child and their social relationships as they mature.

Examples of “Bad Bites” are: Extreme overbites, crowding of teeth, tongue thrusts, lisping, narrow palates, extreme underbites, thumb sucking, missing adult teeth, poor jaw alignment,and mouth breathing to name a few.

Treatment recommended in the United States and abroad may be recommended in one of three ways:

  1. Appliance Therapy during early childhood while there is a mixture of baby teeth and adult teeth. This type of therapy will provide guidance for remaining adult teeth to come in as well as repositioning the ones that are already in place. Treatment like this must be sought out by a dentist that is properly trained in pre-orthodontic appliance therapy or otherwise know as interceptive orthodontics
  2. Camouflage Treatment of the “bad bite” which corrects the bite problems usually during the adult stages of life by positioning the teeth to cover up the jaw problems.
  3. Jaw Surgery (orthognathic surgery) the “bad bite” has become too extreme to treat by acceptable standards and cannot be fixed without surgical procedures
Miami Functional Orthodontics Treatments


A recent study has shown children who suffer from sleep disorders are more likely to exhibit similar symptoms as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, ADHD. This claim stems from a British study of 11,000 children from age six months until age six which found the children who experienced interrupted sleep from snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, were 40-100% more likely to also exhibit ADHD like symptoms in comparison to the children who breathed well at night. If your child has sleep disordered breathing he may be suffering from a form of sleep apnea. During times of sleep apnea your child’s airway is blocked and the child cannot take in a breath of oxygen. The brain realizes that there is low oxygen in the body and will cause the child to wake from sleep. Two things result from this: a cranky child who did not enjoy benefits of true physiologic restful sleep and a poor sick child who suffered periods of oxygen deprivation during sleep.

These two things can make your child exhibit ADHD like symptoms when in reality the child does not really have ADHD but sleep disordered breathing. ADHD does exist, no one is debating that fact here, but determining the cause of the ADHD like symptoms is important before a treatment plan is in place, especially when involving medications.The Center for Disease Control, CDC, reports that from 2003-2007 cases of diagnosed ADHD rose about 22%. Does this statistic mean we are facing an epidemic or are some children being misdiagnosed? One issue with treating ADHD symptoms is that the medications can cause insomnia and could lead to further sleep disorders in children. Lack of sleep has a huge impact on the development of children and impacts them differently than adults. Instead of feeling sluggish and tired like sleep deprived adults, children are more likely to exhibit behaviors such as being wired, having mood swings, difficulty sitting still, focusing, or getting along with others. Unfortunately, some parents are not aware that the symptoms their child is experiencing are related to a sleep disorder and getting the child to experience the proper amount of good quality sleep is a challenge. If your child exhibits symptoms of ADHD, consider having a professional explore your child’s sleep.

If your child has sleep disordered breathing or sleep apnea, aligning yourself and your child with a properly trained dentist would be a good first step. The dentist will provide you with options to restore your child’s health. The dentist will recommend a sleep study, an evaluation of your child’s airway by an ENT and may even custom make dental appliances that fit in your child’s mouth while he sleeps to protect your child from suffering the harmful effects of sleep apnea. Find comfort in knowing that there are more options than just medications or those noisy, cumbersome machines to treat your child’s sleep apnea and prevent its harmful effects. The dentist’s treatment will help properly align your child’s jaw and relax your child’s muscles of the face, neck, shoulders and back. Properly aligning the jaw and relaxing muscles that would otherwise remain tense, can help open the airway so your child can breathe better, thus, reducing or eliminating your child’s sleep apnea symptoms. If your child is experiencing symptoms similar to ADHD, consider a sleep study be conducted to determine if sleep apnea could be causing your child’s behavior.

Please contact our Miami cosmetic dentists today to schedule your initial appointment.Miami Designer Smiles serves patients in the Miami and Coral Gables, Florida area.