While you sleep, the muscles that keep your airway open during your waking hours are relaxed. The sound of snoring emanates from tissues vibrating as breath passes along the narrow section of your airway.
Snoring can be a warning sign that you may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
One in ten people suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that occurs when your air passage becomes temporarily blocked causing breathing to stop several times throughout the night. During these episodes, the brain is depleted of oxygen. OSA may increase your risk for heart attack or stroke while also causing you to spend less time in the deep restorative sleep required for energy and mental sharpness. It has been linked to medical conditions such as hypertension, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, asthma, depression, and many more.
No bulky, uncomfortable equipment. This non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option can help correct the structure of the airway to improve your overall health and wellness. The Daytime-Nighttime Appliance or DNA Appliance system expands the palate to correct the underlying issue and create more space in the mouth and airway. Comfortable and nearly invisible, this easy-to-use system can improve sleep and provide long term relief for sleep apnea and other airway disorders.
Unlike virtually every other nonsurgical treatment for OSA which require nightly lifetime intervention, studies show that patients undergoing treatment with Vivos doctors have an average treatment time of 18 months.
Our treatment employs a multidisciplinary treatment plan that uses noninvasive, cost-effective oral appliance technology prescribed by trained dentists and medical professionals to treat dentofacial abnormalities and/or mild-to-moderate OSA and snoring.
If you or a loved one is experiencing sleep-related issues like snoring, please contact the Riccobene team today for a consultation!