VIVOS Sleep Apnea Therapy – Los Gatos, CA
Catch Your Breath for a Better Night’s Sleep
Here at Los Gatos Dental Group, we know that there is more to patient care than just repairing teeth. We want to help you achieve whole-body wellness. We take that responsibility seriously, which is why we are always learning about the latest treatments that could benefit our patients’ health. One of the keys to overall health is an effective breathing wellness program.
According to one estimate, more than 22 million Americans suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, a dangerous condition that is strongly correlated with chronic fatigue and anxiety. Left untreated, it can even contribute to a number of serious health conditions or even death. If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing, we encourage you to come talk to us about VIVOS.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can have numerous causes. One common culprit behind the condition is failure of the upper and lower jaw to develop properly. This anatomical abnormality, called maxillary hypoplasia and/or mandibular retrognathia, results in a compromised upper airway and makes it difficult if not impossible for a person to get high-quality sleep.
Recognizing Sleep Apnea
OSA can come with a range of signs and symptoms, some of which are so common that they are easy to ignore. You might even consider them to be normal. However, if you suffer from any of the following, it would behoove you to ask your doctor about undergoing a sleep test:
The VIVOS Treatment Protocol
The VIVOS system is a multi-disciplinary treatment protocol that is designed to address the cause of OSA and sleep disordered breathing. On average, the protocol takes 12 – 24 months to complete. It is nonsurgical and nonpharmaceutical.
How VIVOS Works
Pneumopedics® is a nonsurgical method for remodeling the upper airway. It involves both naturally occurring and treatment-induced changes that takes place over time. Pneumopedics® is a key part of the VIVOS system and can be instrumental in addressing mandibular retrusion and maxillary hypoplasia.
Benefits of VIVOS
OSA can have a profound impact on virtually every aspect of your life. You will be amazed at the differences you notice as you begin to experience results from the VIVOS system. Just a few of the benefits that you may enjoy include:
- No more snoring
- Reduced anxiety and fatigue
- Increased productivity
- Fewer headaches
- A reduced risk of hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease
Additionally, many patients love the VIVOS protocol itself because it does not require invasive surgery, nor does it involve the use of drugs, which can have unpleasant side effects. It offers a permanent way to address the root cause of OSA.
Are you ready to breathe new life into your life? The VIVOS system may be able to help! If you would like to learn more about this advanced treatment protocol and find out whether you are a candidate for it, reach out to Los Gatos Dental Group today. We are eager to help you experience all the wonders of high-quality shuteye.
Vivos for Children
Adults are not the only ones who can benefit from Vivos sleep apnea treatment. Many children who suffer from sleep disordered breathing do so because they have a compromised airway. If their airway is constricted, underdeveloped, or narrow, they may not get the high-quality sleep they need to feel and function their best. They do not get an adequate amount of REM sleep, and as a result, they may suffer from behavioral issues and underperformance at school.
Other symptoms of sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing in children include:
- Restless sleep
- Swollen adenoids or tonsils
- Dental cavities
- Bed wetting
- Arrested or delayed growth
- Chronic allergies
With the use of Vivos HealthyStart dental appliances, it is possible in many cases to guide the development of children’s jaws in a way that creates a broader airway. Starting their treatment at a young age can set them up for a lifetime of apnea-free sleep.