Sleep apnea is considered a risk factor for various serious health issues, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
If you suffer from sleep disordered breathing, no one understands better than you that the quality of your sleep deeply impacts your quality of life. Without the restoring power of deep, restful, uninterrupted sleep, you feel foggy-headed, irritable and distracted, and your relationships and work performance may suffer. If you snore, your sleeping partner likely suffers as well.
Patients that suffer from sleep disordered breathing, OSA, or loud snoring may benefit from the Vivos® System. Dr. Shetty is specially trained in this non-invasive approach to addressing sleep apnea without a CPAP, and can help you or your children start to sleep better and get healthier. The Vivos® System isn’t loud like a CPAP or a temporary fix like an oral appliance. Instead, this system addresses the root cause of the problem and gradually corrects it, while helping you get a good night’s sleep tonight.
The Vivos® System involves a thorough and complete diagnosis of your condition by board certified physician. Once your physician has diagnosed sleep apnea, a specially-trained dentist like Dr. Shetty can design your custom Vivos® biomimetic medical device. You will wear your Vivos® device, as directed by your doctor, between 12 and 24 months, primarily in the evening and at night while you sleep. The device slowly expands your palate, making your airway larger and breathing easier. If you are looking for a CPAP alternative and think Vivos® may be right for you, you will first have a comprehensive exam that may include:
Once you have completed your examination, Dr. Shetty and your medical doctor will provide an Airway Intelligence Report™ which will include:
Once you are satisfied and ready to move forward your appliance will be made and treatment will begin.
According to Vivos®, most patients feel the effects of treatment within the first few days or weeks. During treatment, periodic adjustments to your appliance are made by your dentist, who often works in close collaboration with a medical sleep specialist. You will wear your appliance for 10-12 hours per day, while you sleep. Paired with a healthy lifestyle, your Vivos® appliance can help you sleep better and enjoy your days without being fatigued or irritable from lack of sleep.
Other benefits of the system include:
Most patients don’t require further treatment for sleep apnea post treatment. If you are interested in discussing how a dental appliance can reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea or snoring, call us and we would be happy to schedule an initial consultation to review your individual case. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.
Contact Dr. Supriya K Shetty at the Integrative Dental Solution to schedule a personalized sleep apnea or snoring consultation and discover the difference a good night’s sleep can make.