At Affinity Dental Mayfield Common we use Vivos™ oral appliances to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring.
VIVOS is a breathing wellness approach that uses a combination of proprietary oral appliances and patented technologies to treat sleep apnea.
Why Choose VIVOS
Many people find Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, a common treatment for sleep apnea, obtrusive and uncomfortable during sleep.
That's where VIVOS comes in!
Unlike traditional approaches to sleep apnea treatment, VIVOS provides opportunities to restore and reopen the airways and help you to breathe easier at night.
VIVOS is a safe, non-invasive approach to both the treatment and prevention of the underlying conditions that contribute to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
VIVOS Sleep Apnea Treatment Approach
In combination with lifestyle solutions, VIVOS oral appliances can help you achieve better breathing and more restful sleep.
VIVOS Oral Appliances
VIVOS oral appliances position your lower jaw further forward, pulling your tongue away from the throat and the soft palate, thereby opening your airway. The upper jaw, including 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 changes can often help treat and prevent sleep apnea.
- Weight Loss
Weight loss may help to relieve the constriction of your throat that causes sleep apnea. In some cases, sleep apnea can even resolve once the patient returns to a healthy weight.
Even without weight loss, regular exercise can help ease the symptoms of sleep apnea. 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.