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Vivos Sleep Apnea Treatment – Las Vegas, NV

Address the Cause of Sleep Apnea

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CPAP therapy is an effective way to address the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but many patients find their machine to be inconvenient and uncomfortable. Plus, a CPAP cannot provide a permanent solution to sleep disordered breathing. Fortunately, alternative treatments are available. One such alternative is the innovative Vivos system. This remarkable protocol non-surgically addresses the anatomical abnormalities that cause OSA. Dr. Pamela West of iSleepSolutions is proud to be a Vivos-trained medical professional.

Your Jaw and Sleep Apnea

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One common culprit behind OSA is failure of the jaw to develop properly. Maxillary hypoplasia is a term that refers to underdevelopment of the upper jaw. Mandibular retrognathia defines a lower jaw that is set too far back. Both of these conditions can result in a compromised upper airway and lead to the repeated pauses in breathing that define obstructive sleep apnea.

How Vivos Works

Vivos is a nonsurgical method for correcting maxillary hypoplasia and mandibular retrognathia. It uses a daytime-nighttime appliance (DNA) system to apply gentle pressure to the palate, gradually expanding it and thereby correct maxillary hypoplasia. It may also involve the use of a mandibular repositioning-nighttime appliance (mRNA), the purpose of which is to train the lower jaw to rest in its proper position.

Together, the DNA and mRNA remodel and/or reposition the jawbone so that it no longer has any effect on the upper airway. After you finish your treatment with the Vivos system, you should be able to sleep soundly every night without the use of a CPAP machine.

The Treatment Process

CBCT scan in preparation for Vivos treatment protocol

If you would like to take advantage of the Vivos system, your journey will begin with an in-depth medical consultation and some diagnostic tests. These tests may include a home sleep study, a CBCT scan, a head and neck examination, and more. The data collected from them will let your medical team know whether the Vivos system would be a viable CPAP alternative for you. It will also help them map out your personalized treatment plan.

If you are a candidate for Vivos, you’ll wear your custom oral appliances as instructed by Dr. West. On average, Vivos treatment lasts for 12 – 24 months. You’ll visit Dr. West periodically throughout that time period so she can adjust your appliances and monitor your progress.

Benefits of Vivos

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The Vivos system offers numerous benefits, including:

Are you ready to learn more about the Vivos system? Dr. West will be happy to answer your questions and arrange for testing to find out whether this remarkable treatment protocol will work for you. Contact our team today to schedule your consultation. 

Vivos FAQs

Frequently asked questions about Vivos.

If you live with obstructive sleep apnea, you can leave your CPAP behind when choosing Vivos. The elite system is unlike any other because it can provide permanent results. Although you’re ready to sleep soundly, we know you have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to the treatment. Dr. West will explain everything during your initial consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us to help ease any apprehensions.

Is the Vivos system safe?

The Vivos system is an FDA-approved treatment designed to treat craniofacial anatomy development that can cause obstructive sleep apnea. The device is a safe and non-surgical option to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of sleep apnea.

Is the Vivos system effective?

Over 14,000 patients during the past 10 years have received treatment using the Vivos system with the number of people benefiting from it growing each year. As more dentists undergo special training to provide the system, it becomes easier for patients with sleep apnea to enjoy everlasting relief from their symptoms. Vivos is proven effective for reducing sleep apnea symptoms, as well as improving overall vitality and wellness.

How long does it take to see any results?

Many patients report noticing an improvement in their symptoms within the first few days to months after wearing the daytime/nighttime device. Throughout your treatment, you’ll need periodic adjustments to help you achieve maximum improvement from your symptoms.

How long will my results last?

Unlike other oral appliances, your results will be permanent upon completing your treatment plan, which can take 12 to 24 months. You won’t need lifetime intervention for sleep apnea because the device expands your upper airway to eliminate interruptions in breathing. Overall, you’ll benefit from an improved sleep quality, better productivity, enhanced concentration, and a boost to your general health. By treating your sleep apnea with Vivos, you’ll lessen your risk of several health issues linked to the breathing disorder, like hypertension, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.

Is the Vivos device painful?

Your oral appliance is custom-made for a comfortable fit. It won’t be bothersome, allowing you to get the rest you need. As a result, it offers a higher patient compliance rate than other common sleep apnea treatments, like a CPAP machine.

How much does Vivos cost?

There isn’t a set fee for Vivos because the cost is based on your specific treatment plan. We’ll provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation at our sleep center. Although it might be more expensive upfront than other devices, it is most affordable long-term because you won’t need lifelong treatment. As a result, you’ll save money down the road while benefiting from lasting results. We’ll work with you to find the solutions you need to breathe better without breaking the bank, like using your insurance. If there’s any out-of-pocket cost, we accept several payment options, like third-party financing.

2095 Village Center Cir., #110-B, Las Vegas, NV 89134 USA
Dr. Pamela West Las Vegas, NV dentist providing sleep apnea therapy. 702.844.6226 julie@isleepsolutions.com