Sleep Apnea Treatment in San Jose, CA
At Spark Sleep Solutions, we believe everyone deserves healthy, restful sleep, and our mission is to help patients achieve it by providing comprehensive sleep apnea treatment. Our sleep apnea doctors are experts in sleep-related breathing disorders, and we offer a variety of convenient sleep apnea treatments including alternatives to CPAP and BiPAP machines. We’re excited to offer a new option for treating sleep apnea that can create permanent improvements in breathing during sleep without invasive procedures: the Vivos System.
VIVOS DNA & mRNA Therapy for Youth / Adults
While there are many causes of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), improper development of the upper and lower jaw is a common factor. This condition, called maxillary hypoplasia and/or mandibular retrognathia/retrusion, often results in a compromised upper airway. This underdevelopment can lead to a number of symptoms of sleep apnea including:
- Frequent sleep interruptions
- Chronic fatigue
- Morning headaches
The Vivos System is a new option for sleep apnea treatment that goes beyond traditional sleep apnea appliances, working to expand the airway over time in a process called pneumopedics. The treatment, which averages 12-24 months in duration, is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical, and can offer a permanent treatment to sleep apnea.
What is Pneumopedics?
Pneumopedics™ is an emerging field based on the physiological remodeling of the upper airway using appliance therapy over time. The Vivos System incorporates the science of Pneumopedics® in its treatment protocols for addressing maxillary hypoplasia and mandibular retrusion, expanding the airway and providing permanent relief from sleep apnea.
Vivos is still investing in ongoing clinical research and trials to expand its portfolio of sleep apnea appliances, but they already have several medical devices registered and approved by the FDA. All of these appliances use the science of pneumopedics to reshape the airway and provide relief from sleep apnea:
- Vivos mRNA Appliance: Class II
- Vivos DNA Appliance: Class I (Class II pending)
- Vivos Guides: Class I
HealthyStart & VIVOS Guide Therapy for Kids
Vivos appliances offer a radical new approach for long-term treatment of sleep apnea. For children, it’s often possible to guide the development of the jaws to create a wider airway, preventing sleep apnea for a lifetime. That’s where HealthyStart dental appliances come in.
The central issue for many children suffering from the effects of Sleep Disordered Breathing is a compromised airway. When a child’s airway is narrow, underdeveloped, or constricted, it can prevent the child from getting enough oxygen as they sleep, preventing healthy REM sleep. Children without proper REM sleep and lack of the necessary oxygen to their brain while sleeping may have trouble in academics such as spelling, math, and science.
Symptoms may include:
- Swollen tonsils or adenoids
- Tooth decay
- Bed wetting
- Restless sleep
- Delayed or arrested growth
- Chronic allergies
- The appearance of ADD/ADHD type of behavior
The HealthyStart System uses oral appliances to guide the development of the jaws and the eruption of incoming teeth, working to create enough room in the dental arch to accommodate all the teeth, straighten the teeth that have already erupted, and expand the airway for healthy breathing. This not only helps the child achieve a healthy smile, but also can offer a permanent treatment for sleep apnea.
HealthyStart Sleep Apnea Case Study: Tiago
Wondering how HealthyStart can help your child achieve a healthier smile & breathing? Meet Tiago.
Tiago was a mouth breather with a severe overjet and retrusive lower chin. The HealthyStart system helped develop Tiago’s lower jaw in a forward and down direction to correct the overjet condition, allowing the jaw to develop into proper alignment. This not only created a healthier smile, but permanently expanded Tiago’s airway to alleviate sleep apnea symptoms and allow for a lifetime of healthy breathing.
A Cheaper Alternative to Braces
The HealthyStart System is close to half the cost of traditional braces, providing a radical new option to straighten teeth and improve breathing through an early, non-invasive, comfortable treatment. It works as well as or better than braces, plastic aligners, surgery, or any other option to achieve a picture-perfect, beautiful smile and treat childhood sleep apnea.
Compared to braces, the HealthyStart™ system works significantly faster due to three main reasons:
- Healthy Start’s comprehensive and holistic treatment regimen begins early in a child’s life which positively affects and gently guides the developing dentition into the correct alignment before adult teeth become locked into place.
- Healthy Start’s clinically proven technique first corrects a child’s oral habits and helps them to breathe properly through their nose.
- The Healthy Start techniques work simultaneously to correct both the oral habits as well as the child’s orthodontic problems. Braces uses mechanical force to correct the misalignment and each area corrected is done by a slower process requiring a step-by-step sequence.
Contact Your Santa Cruz Sleep Apnea Doctor
Vivos & HealthyStart are two exciting new oral appliances that offer not only an alternative to CPAP machines, but also a painless, permanent solution to treating sleep apnea. Want to see how Vivos & HealthyStart can help you achieve better breathing? We’d love to help. Take the first step and request an appointment online with our Los Gatos sleep apnea doctor. We can’t wait to hear from you!