At Scotia Square Dentistry, we recommend VIVOS oral appliances, along with simple lifestyle adjustments, to treat mild-to-moderate sleep apnea.
VIVOS is a breathing wellness movement that uses a proprietary combination of oral appliances and patented technology to treat sleep apnea.
Many people find Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines obtrusive and uncomfortable.
That's where VIVOS comes in!
Unlike traditional dental sleep medicine, VIVOS provides opportunities to restore and reopen the airways to allow you to breathe easier at night once again.
VIVOS is a safe, effective, non-invasive approach both treating and preventing the underlying conditions that contribute to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
VIVOS oral appliances, in combination with lifestyle solutions, can help you achieve better breathing and more restful sleep.
Oral appliances work by positioning your lower jaw further forward to pull your tongue away from the throat and the soft palate, opening your airway. The upper jaw, which includes your nasal airway, also opens up making the beginning of respiration easier through your nose - the ideal way to breathe.
This allows for better air exchange at night while you sleep. For many, it eliminates or reduces snoring.
Simple lifestyle adjustments can often help aid in the treatment of sleep apnea.
Weight loss may help to relieve constriction of your throat. In some cases, sleep apnea can resolve if you return to a healthy weight, but it can recur if you regain the weight.
Regular exercise can also help ease the symptoms of sleep apnea even without weight loss. Patients should try to get 30 minutes of moderate activity, such as a brisk walk, most days of the week.
Some people snore or have sleep apnea only when sleeping on their back. These patients can eliminate or reduce airway blockage simply by learning to sleep on their side.