The Vivos Sleep Apnea Treatment Process
Vivos: Fast Working CPAP Alternatives
If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from sleep apnea, you’re probably looking for a comfortable treatment option. You might have tried CPAP and found that the masks are too uncomfortable or the machine parts are too bulky and wieldy. At Sac Sleep and Breathing, our Sacramento sleep apnea dentist, Dr. Scott Grivas, offers The Vivos System as an alternative treatment to sleep apnea. Learn about the Vivos Process in detail and how you may benefit from this minimalist, short-term sleep apnea treatment.
What Is the Vivos System?
The Vivos System is a non-invasive, new treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that utilizes oral appliances to reduce a patient’s sleep apnea symptoms. Its patented technology restores and reopens the airway, allowing you to breathe easier at night. Studies have shown that the Vivos System alters the size, shape, and position of the tissues that comprise the human airway, leading to lower mean AHI (apnea-hypopnea index) scores by up to 65.9 percent in patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Benefits of Vivos Oral Appliances
With customized Vivos oral appliances, you’ll experience benefits that you can’t find with other alternatives, such as:
- Remodeling the entire dental arch
- Reshaping of bone and the maxillofacial occlusion over time
- Creation of a lasting space for airways to remain open
- A custom-fit design that’s comfortable and doesn’t cause damage to the jaws or teeth
- Average treatment time for an adult is only 12 to 24 months
Vivos Oral Appliance Options
The DNA Appliance System and the mRNA Appliance System provide innovative solutions to address the root cause of sleep apnea and other airway issues stemming from underdeveloped mouth and throat structures. These appliances work by stimulating your body’s natural genetic systems, aiding in the developmental process to alleviate sleep-related problems and restore sleep quality.
The DNA Appliance System
The DNA Appliance System also known as the Vivos Daytime-Nighttime Appliances, is specially designed to reposition the jaw gently and open the airway, creating ample space in the mouth and airway for comfortable breathing during sleep. Gradually, this leads to a reduction in sleep apnea symptoms, promoting better overall sleep. The DNA System is customized for maximum effectiveness and comfort and is only worn while you sleep.
The mRNA Appliance System
The mRNA Appliance System subtly shifts the lower jaw forward, lifting extra tissue to maintain an unobstructed airway during sleep. This gentle repositioning of the jaw facilitates easier breathing and allows your jaw structure to continue developing, potentially eliminating snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. Additionally, the mRNA appliance stimulates the growth of the upper jaw, leading to airway remodeling and the possibility of shifting teeth into a more natural position.
The Vivos Process
You’ll begin with an initial consultation led by Dr. Grivas, a certified Vivos healthcare provider. This crucial first step aims to assess your suitability for Vivos treatment. If you’re eligible, we’ll proceed to create your personalized appliance.
Designing Your Vivos Oral Appliance
Using cutting-edge technology, we’ll obtain precise measurements to craft an appliance that fits you perfectly. Dr. Grivas will develop a detailed treatment plan tailored exclusively to your needs. The appliance will address the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by ensuring proper jaw positioning during sleep.
Wearing Your Vivos Oral Appliance
Once your custom appliance is ready, you’ll wear it while sleeping, following Dr. Grivas’ instructions for optimal results. The Vivos oral appliance is designed for comfort and discretion, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted nights of rest.
Throughout your treatment journey, follow-up appointments are essential. These appointments enable us to track your progress and ensure you’re on the right path. If necessary, Dr. Grivas may make adjustments to your treatment plan to maximize effectiveness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Vivos treatment painful, and will it cause damage to my teeth or jaws?
Vivos treatment is designed to be non-invasive and non-surgical, which means it’s generally painless. The oral appliances used in Vivos treatment are custom-fit for each patient, ensuring comfort during wear. Rest assured that Vivos treatment does not cause damage to your teeth or jaws.
Can I still use a CPAP machine with Vivos treatment?
In certain cases, Vivos treatment can be used in conjunction with a CPAP machine. Your dentist or healthcare provider will carefully evaluate your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan that may involve using both Vivos treatment and a CPAP machine if necessary.
Can Vivos treatment help with snoring issues?
Yes, Vivos treatment has been effective in reducing or eliminating snoring in many patients. By addressing underlying airway and jaw development problems, the treatment can lead to improved airflow and reduced snoring during sleep.
Is Vivos treatment suitable for children or teenagers?
Yes, Vivos treatment can be appropriate for children and teenagers with certain airway and jaw development issues. It’s best to consult with a certified Vivos healthcare provider to determine if your child is a candidate for Vivos treatment.
How much does a Vivos oral appliance cost?
The exact cost of your Vivios oral appliance will vary depending on numerous factors including the type of appliance you need and your insurance coverage. Be sure to contact your insurance provider beforehand to confirm which costs they can cover. You should also talk to your dentist and ask them if they have any in-office financing options.
Call Sac Sleep and Breathing to Learn More About Vivos Treatment Process
If you’re interested in learning more about Vivos treatment process and finding out if you qualify for this revolutionary approach, feel free to contact our Sacramento office at (916) 735-4060. You can also fill out our helpful contact form below to schedule your consultation with our sleep dentist and get your symptoms under control. Our team at Sac Sleep and Breathing also treats patients in Sierra Oaks, Woodside Condo, and Campus Commons, CA. Take the first step towards better sleep and improved well-being. We’re here to assist you on your journey to a more restful and healthier life.