Sleep Good Again: Sleep Apnea Treatment with Vivos

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. It's a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and causes them to stop breathing for short periods while they sleep. These breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 times or more an hour. When normal breathing resumes, it often comes with a loud snort or choking sound.

There are two main types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax, and central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, diabetes, depression, and headaches.

Additionally, sleep apnea is a chronic condition that requires long-term management. Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and breathing devices can successfully treat sleep apnea in many people.


Sleep Apnea Treatments

There are various treatment options available for sleep apnea, from lifestyle changes and oral appliances to CPAP devices and surgery. The type of treatment prescribed often depends on the severity of the condition. Mild cases of sleep apnea may only require lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills.

For moderate to severe sleep apnea, a common treatment is the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. This device uses a mask that fits over your mouth and/or nose and gently blows air into your airway to help keep it open while you sleep. While CPAP is effective, some people find it uncomfortable or have trouble adjusting to wearing a mask.

Oral appliances designed to keep the throat open, such as mandibular advancement devices, can also be effective in treating sleep apnea. In some cases, doctors may recommend surgery to remove tissue from the throat or to shrink the size of the tongue.


What is Vivos Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Vivos is a revolutionary sleep apnea treatment that uses a specially designed oral appliance to remodel and reposition the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and throat. Unlike other treatments, Vivos aims to address the root cause of sleep apnea rather than just managing its symptoms.

The Vivos treatment is non-invasive, non-surgical, and requires no pharmaceuticals or CPAP. It is a bio-functional dynamic appliance that works by applying a gentle, intermittent force to the teeth, which results in gradual changes to the shape and size of the upper airway.

This treatment is designed to be used only during sleep and is typically completed within 12 to 24 months. After completing the Vivos treatment, many patients no longer require a sleep apnea device.


How Vivos Treatment Works for Sleep Apnea

The Vivos system works by gradually and painlessly expanding the upper and lower jaws over time. This expansion helps to increase the size of the airway, thereby reducing or eliminating the symptoms of sleep apnea. The Vivos appliance is custom-made for each patient and is designed to be worn during sleep.

The appliance works by applying a slight force to the teeth and the surrounding tissues, which gradually expands the upper and lower jaws. This expansion allows for more room for the tongue and soft tissues, thereby reducing the likelihood of airway obstruction during sleep.

The treatment protocol for each patient is determined by a certified Vivos provider and is based on a thorough evaluation of the patient's unique needs. The duration and success of the treatment vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the sleep apnea and the patient's response to the appliance.


Benefits of Vivos for Sleep Apnea Patients

One of the major benefits of the Vivos treatment is its potential to provide a lasting solution to sleep apnea. By addressing the root cause of sleep apnea, which is often a constricted or underdeveloped airway, Vivos can help to reduce or even eliminate the need for other treatments such as CPAP or surgery.

Patients who have undergone the Vivos treatment have reported improvements in their quality of sleep, reduced snoring, and decreased daytime sleepiness. Many also report improved concentration, increased energy levels, and an overall improvement in their quality of life.

The Vivos treatment is also non-invasive and non-surgical, making it a more comfortable and less risky alternative to other treatments. Furthermore, the treatment is typically completed within 12 to 24 months, and many patients see improvements within the first few weeks or months.


Sleep Good Again with Vivos Treatment

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can greatly impact your quality of life. However, with treatments like Vivos, it's possible to address the root cause of sleep apnea and enjoy restful, uninterrupted sleep once again.

Vivos offers a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to treating sleep apnea that is customized to each patient's unique needs. By expanding the size of the upper and lower jaws, Vivos can help to increase the size of the airway, thereby reducing or eliminating the symptoms of sleep apnea.

If you or a loved one is struggling with sleep apnea, consider Vivos as a potential treatment option. With Vivos, you can sleep good again and enjoy the quality of life you deserve. If you would like more information on sleep apnea and Vivos, contact Wanlass Dental at our office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Call (702) 367-4412 to book an appointment today.

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