Finding the right solution for your sleep apnea disorder can be a challenge. Maybe you have tried a C-Pap and found it clumsy, awkward, and you still didn’t wake up feeling rested. There are other oral sleep appliances for sleep apnea, but it’s hard to know if it is the right solution without investing time and money only to be disappointed.
Perhaps your problem isn’t obstructive sleep apnea, but you have TMJ disorder or crooked teeth. Did you know that there is one device which can fix all three of these problems - sleep apnea, TMJ and crooked teeth? Are you frustrated with your CPAP machine, or your TMJ pain and discomfort, and you are tired (literally) of trying to find a solution.
Obstructive sleep apnea not only causes snoring, it prevents your brain from receiving enough oxygen and performing the vital work that your brain does while you sleep. This includes regulating body processes which include memory and metabolism. Long term effects of sleep apnea can include hypertension, impaired learning and memory, headaches, depression, and cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnea has also been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s because amyloid buildup and plaque is broken down during restful night sleep.
Many individuals with OSA have experienced the CPAP machine which has been the most popular way to treat apnea. However, the appliance is cumbersome, uncomfortable, and not travel-friendly. A lot of patients give up on the CPAP. A better solution has been developed, the Vivos® appliance.
Dr Patel has specialized training with Vivos® appliances and the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. After doing a thorough analysis and taking oral photographs, Dr. Patel will design a custom Vivos® dental sleep appliance specifically for you to wear at nights while you sleep. Vivos® has added benefits of improving facial structure, and treating TMJ.