• No CPAP machine
• No surgery
*treatment times vary, this is based on an average.
You’ve probably heard that apnea treatment can mean wearing a noisy CPAP machine for the rest of your life.
While that might be the best treatment for severe cases, many people suffer from daytime fatigue, brain fog, and tension headaches caused by mild-to-moderate OSA. Many of these adults are good candidates to be treated non-surgically and without the use of a CPAP machine.
Until recently, there haven’t been many alternative treatments for sleep apnea. But thanks to the rise in awareness of airway health and sleep dentistry, there are more solutions to treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
Vivos is an FDA-approved therapy for adults diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are ready to finally feel best.
Often, the underlying cause of OSA is an underdeveloped upper jaw or lower jawbone (or both). When the jawbones are underdeveloped, it creates a smaller airway, meaning when you take a breath, you may have reduced oxygen intake.
Using this custom-made oral device we treat the underlying cause of obstructive sleep apnea, by applying gentle pressure to the jawbones, causing gradual expansion and repositioning, opening the airway.
Dr. Abigail Page is a Vivos-trained airway dentist changing the lives of her patients with OSA not by just treating symptoms, but by treating the root cause of the problem – the tooth position and jaw shape that lead to restricted airways.
If you haven’t been diagnosed with sleep apnea yet, but are suffering from some of the common symptoms, the first step is to schedule a visit with Dr. Page. If you have a sleep test, bring it! The more information she has, the better.
Once you have a sleep apnea diagnosis, Dr. Page will help arrange for you to have a special image of your head and neck that shows if you have a compromised airway.
If you’re a good candidate for the Vivos device, Dr. Page will create a custom Vivos treatment plan for you to gradually expand your upper jaw. Expanding your upper jaw allows your lower jaw to reposition downward and forward, creating more room for your airway.
When you breathe well, you sleep deeply, sleep apnea disappears, and you feel amazing.
• High blood pressure and heart disease
• Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
• Depression and anxiety
• Increased cholesterol
• Increased risk of stroke and heart attack
Sure, you can muscle through your day with power naps, headache medicine, supplements, and coffee, but even a mild case of untreated sleep apnea can lead to other health problems down the road such as:
Finding time to focus on your children can feel like a juggling act already. Finding time to schedule an appointment for yourself can be even more of a challenge. So when you come in as a new patient – and for every appointment during your treatment – your time is respected and never wasted.
Consider this – the time you spend in treatment is a small drop in the bucket compared to the time you’ll gain back by feeling good every day after.
The transformation from exhausted to invigorated starts with your airway health. Vivos therapy allows you to finally breathe well, sleep well, and be your best.
Make sure you’re not missing the signs of sleep-disordered breathing in your children. Read more about HealthyStart for kids here.
Dr. Abigail Page is helping both adult and pediatric patients get the quiet, restful sleep they need to feel more focused, happier, and healthier.