Vivos sleep apnea treatment is an alternative to oral appliance therapy (OAT) and CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) treatments for patients who have obstructive sleep apnea, also called OSA. The dentists at Arlington Dental Group are teaming up with trained physicians to help patients with OSA.
Obstructive sleep apnea happens when the soft tissues of your mouth and throat sag into your airway during sleep, blocking proper breathing. Vivos sleep apnea treatment uses a DNA (daytime nighttime appliance) that helps reshape your palate and airway over time. Once your treatment is over, you may be able to breathe properly when you sleep, with no need for a CPAP or any other treatment device. To learn more, contact Arlington Dental Group for a consultation.
To begin the treatment process, you’ll work with your healthcare team to undergo a health screening, answer a questionnaire, and get a dental scan, undergo measurements of your mouth, and take sleep tests. Comprehensive testing helps ensure the right diagnosis.
Based on the results of your consultation and testing, your healthcare team will provide a diagnosis. If you do have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you may be a good candidate for treatment with Vivos sleep apnea treatment.
After your diagnosis, your Upper Arlington dentist will present you with a comprehensive Airway Intelligence Report, which includes a full assessment of your condition, an overview of your Vivos treatment plan, details about cost and financing, and more.
If you choose Vivos treatment, your dentist will manufacture a DNA (daytime nighttime appliance). You’ll wear this appliance as directed and come to Arlington Dental Group regularly for checkups. In total, Vivos treatment usually takes between 12-24 months.
OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea. In obstructive sleep apnea, the soft tissues of the throat and palate sag into the airway during sleep. This blocks respiration for several seconds at a time, and can happen dozens or even hundreds of times per night.If you have OSA, you may be a good candidate for treatment with Vivos. Vivos helps reshape and expand your palate and airway over time. This prevents tissue from sagging and blocking your airway, thereby treating sleep apnea.
Central sleep apnea is less common than obstructive sleep apnea. In this type of apnea, breathing stops not because of tissue blocking your airway, but because the brain and nerves are not sending the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing at night. CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) or other PAP machines are usually recommended for CSA.
CompSA is found in people who suffer from both CSA and OSA. This type of apnea is the most complex and difficult to treat, but it’s also the least common type of sleep apnea.
Vivos is an FDA-approved treatment that helps reshape your airway, palate, and jaw, and can eliminate obstructive sleep apnea. If you have OSA and you want a permanent solution for restful, uninterrupted sleep in Upper Arlington, Vivos may be right for you. Contact Arlington Dental Group to get more details and see if you’re a good candidate for treatment with Vivos.