The latest advancement in sleep apnea treatment is here! We are excited to be the first to bring the VIVOS® system to San Antonio. Sleep apnea is a growing problem, with a link to many medical problems, including:
Snoring & Restless Sleep
High Blood Pressure
Depression & Anxiety
ADD / ADHD
Problems in School
While there are a minority of patients that respond well to CPAP therapy (a mask worn while sleeping that forces air to the lungs), multiple studies have shown that most people cannot use a CPAP machine reliably.
Dentists have helped to fill this need by using a dental appliance that forces the jaw forward. This opens the airway and allows those suffering from sleep apnea to breathe easier.
The problem with these two treatments is that they only treat the symptoms, not the cause of sleep apnea.
VIVOS® is the step forward in sleep apnea treatment. By using specially designed dental appliances, the shape and size of the bones in the skull are changed without surgery and pain. This then helps create an airway that is more open, more resilient, and allows our patients to breathe easier. The result: more restful sleep for the patient and their partners and increased quality of life. The majority of those relying on a CPAP to sleep no longer need the machine after VIVOS® treatment. Many children suffering from ADHD symptoms show a significant improvement in their behavior and no longer rely on ADHD medications. As a bonus, the teeth straighten as well!
If you are trying to find a safe, non-surgical sleep apnea treatment, or looking to improve your child’s smile and sleep patterns, look no further than VIVOS®! We are inviting you to join one of our FREE webinars to learn more about the system and see if it is right for you, your partner, or your loved one. We look forward to speaking with you soon to help get you on the right track for quality sleep through enhanced breathing!
Dr. Alvarez is a proud member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.