CPAP has long been the “go-to” treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. No one disputes the effectiveness of this approach to managing OSA. The problem with “Continuous Positive Airway Pressure” is its low patient compliance rate.
Fortunately, as leaders in airway-focused dentistry, Dr. Jeff Danner and the team at VIA Health Group in Canton, Ohio, have an easy-to-wear and easy-to-maintain alternative to the bulky, noisy CPAP machine: the Vivos® method. For those with CPAP intolerance, this revolutionary approach provides much-needed relief from the many symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing and offers a new lease on life!
CPAP treatment involves using a machine that produces a continuous supply of air. A tube is attached to the CPAP machine. The pressurized air is delivered to the patient with a mask through this tubing. Some patients just never get used to wearing a mask while sleeping. The mask may feel uncomfortable on their face, or it can be a struggle to achieve an airtight seal.
If the mask is not properly sealed to the face, this therapy cannot work as intended. Patients’ spouses or partners may also struggle with the noise generated by the machine. The device itself can be a hassle to clean and transport. Proper maintenance is essential because failure to effectively clean the machine and its parts is associated with other health risks – ranging from chronic sinus infections to persistent congestion and bronchitis.
Furthermore, CPAP therapy is a lifetime commitment. When something goes awry with it, replacing the device and its associated parts can be costly. And your health cannot afford to go without it since interruptions in breathing during sleep can be deadly. Numerous studies have demonstrated low compliance rates. So, know you are not alone in your inability to “tolerate” CPAP treatment.
Vivos® eliminates all of the above concerns of CPAP therapy. When prescribed and overseen by our skilled and experienced craniofacial sleep medicine-certified provider, Dr. Danner, treatment with Vivos® is:
The beauty of Vivos® is its use of devices that actually alter the tissues and structures of the oral cavity (mouth) that are responsible for sleep-disordered breathing. Unlike other types of oral appliances, Vivos® reshapes and expands these problematic tissues.
Post-treatment, patients can breathe properly and continuously through the night as there is sufficient room for air to flow through their airways. By addressing underdeveloped mouths, jaws, and undersized airways, individuals with OSA are no longer plagued by blockages, which interfere with proper respiration during sleep and when patients are most relaxed.
Other oral appliances do not support actual anatomical changes. These devices must, in turn, be worn for life. They slip into the mouth and reposition the jaws and tissues when worn. They do not actually shift the jaw and expand and reshape the oral cavity. The minute these appliances are not worn, the tongue and other tissues fall back into their unhealthy and dangerous positions again. This is not the case with Vivos®. Our approaches facilitate actual treatment and positive changes. So you can breathe through the night and be healthy again!