Sleep-disordered breathing is a continuum that ranges from snoring and upper airway resistance to different severities of sleep apnea. In particular, sleep apnea can cause sleep interruptions that occur multiple times a night and result in a fragmented sleeping pattern as well as decreased oxygen levels in the body. Sleep apnea is associated with:
- High blood pressure
- Chronic pain
- And others
Underdeveloped jaws may be the root cause of a compromised airway resulting in sleep apnea. During our examination, Dr. Troy Walton and our team look for signs of underdeveloped jaws.
At Redwood Dental, we utilize the revolutionary Vivos® System to correct these underdevelopments to improve, and possibly resolve, sleep apnea and the associated symptoms. The Vivos System can correct these issues in both adults and children. Vivos not only helps to keep your airway open for normal breathing during sleep but stimulates jaw growth, which remodels and improves your airway. We may recommend oral myofunctional therapy, chiropractic treatment or referral to other professionals to accelerate your treatment.
We want each invidual to have the ability to breathe through their noses, have corrent tongue placement on the palate, close their lips naturally, and swallow correctly. By using the correct appliances, you can gain strength in muscles and stimulate bone growth. These appliances are worn in the evening throughout the night and removed in the morning. With the gradual expansion of the palate, there is bone growth over time to create space needed. For sleep apnea in children, Vivos treatment may be a better pediatric CPAP alternative.
We invite you to contact our office today at 435-755-6562 to learn more about Vivos treatment for sleep apnea in Providence, Utah, and set an appointment with our dentist. We look forward to aiding you in your journey to healthier, more restful sleep.