Vivos Sleep Apnea Treatment – Baltimore, MD
Getting to the Root of Your Sleep Disorder
Treatments such as CPAP therapy may help you keep the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) under control, but they don’t necessarily put a permanent stop to the problem. If you want to get rid of your sleep apnea for good, you need to address the source of the issue – and thanks to the Vivos system, Dr. Nancy Ward can help you do just that. Call us today to learn more about this advanced treatment option and how it can make your nights more restful.
Your Jaw and Sleep Apnea
OSA is caused by some kind of obstruction blocking your airway at night, interrupting your breathing. Sometimes, the issue may lie in how the jaw developed. Perhaps the upper jaw is too underdeveloped, or maybe the lower jaw is set too far back. Either one of these conditions could end up compromising your airway and lead to pauses in your breathing.
How Vivos Works
Vivos is used to correct flaws in your jaw development to keep your airway clear. It involves wearing specially-made appliances that address your specific issues. A daytime-nighttime appliance (DNA) can be used to apply gentle pressure to the palate to slowly expand the upper jaw. Meanwhile, a mandibular repositioning-nighttime appliance (mRNA) can help change the resting position of the lower jaw.
When the DNA and mRNA are used together, they can eliminate the jawbone problems that contribute to OSA. Once the treatment is complete, you should be able to return to sleeping comfortably every night without having to worry about sleep apnea-induced interruptions.
The Treatment Process
Step one is to have an in-depth medical consultation followed by a number of diagnostic tests to determine whether or not the Vivos system is a good choice for treating your specific type of sleep apnea. A home sleep study, CBCT scan, and various examinations might be performed. The data gathered by these tests will help us figure out whether or not Vivos is viable in your case.
If you are a candidate for the procedure, we will provide you with custom-made DNA and/or mRNA appliances as well as instructions on how and when to wear them. Normally, the Vivos treatment lasts anywhere between 12 to 24 months, and during that time we’ll monitor your progress carefully to make sure that the appliances are making the correct changes.
Benefits of Vivos
- Comfortable appliances made specifically for your smile
- Non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical treatment with extremely low risk
- Results that often start to become noticeable within the first few days or weeks
- Permanently addressing one of the main causes of OSA
- Eliminating the need for additional therapy once the Vivos treatment is complete
If you’ve been suffering from sleep apnea and are interested in learning more about the Vivos system as a lasting solution, we’re ready to hear from you. Contact our team today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ward and start learning more about how Vivos could bring back quiet nights that make it easy to get plenty of rest.