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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. 

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Dr. Pamela West Las Vegas, NV dentist providing sleep apnea therapy. (702) 602-2000 julie@isleepsolutions.com