Sleep apnea happens when the upper airway muscles relax while sleeping, preventing you from getting enough air. If you have sleep apnea, you may suffer from interrupted sleep and regularly wake up feeling tired.
What's more, sleep apnea is a severe cardiovascular health hazard. Individuals with untreated sleep apnea have twice the likelihood of experiencing a heart attack than those without sleep apnea.
There are two types of sleep apnea. When the brain fails to send signals to the body to maintain breathing, it is called central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea appears due to physical issues, such as the jaw relaxing and retracting during sleep, causing the tongue to block the airway.
Obstructive sleep apnea often goes hand-in-hand with structural issues of the face and jaw, like misaligned teeth and temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ causes pain in the jaw joint and can make chewing, yawning, and talking uncomfortable.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, TMJ disorder, and crooked teeth, you might think that fixing all your problems will require extensive oral surgery, inconvenient devices, or pricey orthodontics.
Luckily, there is a simple way to address all three issues at once: the Vivos® sleep apnea solution.
Dr. Jay Patel of Outdoor Dental in Calgary, AB, believes that sleep apnea treatment should be comfortable and convenient. He has treated hundreds of patients with Vivos® sleep apnea solution.
Can you treat sleep apnea without CPAP? This is one question Dr. Patel gets asked all the time. The answer is yes. The Vivos® system offers an effective alternative to CPAP machines. You don’t have to deal with a bulky device or cords, tubes, and plugs.
How does it work? Obstructive sleep apnea is often related to malformation and misalignment of the jaw and teeth, which results in a confined airway that’s more likely to close during sleep. The Vivos® system increases the upper airway's size, stimulating bone growth in the facial structures, mouth, and nasal passages.
Known as DNA appliance therapy, this is an approach often used in children. Such DNA appliances are rarer for adults. However, Vivos® sleep technologies have helped countless patients successfully open airways, solve teeth crowding, and relieve some forms of TMJ issues.
It only takes three steps to start your combination sleep apnea, crooked teeth, and TMJ treatment.
Dr. Patel has specialized training with Vivos® oral appliances and obstructive sleep apnea diagnoses. He will conduct a thorough in-person evaluation to determine whether this treatment is appropriate for you.
Get a tailormade treatment plan and receive your personalized dental sleep appliance.
Compared to bulky CPAP sleep apnea solutions, the Vivos® oral appliance is less intrusive and more comfortable.
Here’s how the Vivos® sleep solution can benefit you:
Finally, and most importantly, this oral sleep apnea solution improves your health, reducing the likelihood of cardiovascular issues.
Stop waking up tired. Stop feeling self-conscious about your smile. Stop dealing with daily jaw pain. Talk to Dr. Patel about the Vivos® sleep apnea solution today. This CPAP alternative can improve not only your sleep apnea but also your dental misalignment and TMJ.