Sleep Apnea and Dentistry: All About Vivos

Sleep Apnea and Dentistry: All About Vivos

Posted by Dr. Galan on Jan 12 2021, 05:11 AM

Vivos is an advanced oral appliance that offers a permanent solution to those suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, among other sleep disorders, is a cause for concern for millions across the United States. Reports suggest that close to 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, 80 percent of whom have moderate to severe sleep apnea, of the obstructive type, and are yet to be diagnosed.

Sleep apnea and dental care go hand in hand when considering oral anatomy, and oral appliances can help offer solutions to the sleep disorder. While commonly recommended CPAP machines help individuals breathe through the night, they are only temporary solutions. Since sleep apnea is most often caused by airway obstruction, altering the jaw structure helps treat sleep apnea especially; Vivos helps achieve just that.

Vivos Appliance Variations

The Vivos System is offered in two variations, both of which are described below:

Daytime-Nighttime Appliance (DNA) System

The DNA system aims at expanding the patient’s palate so that the lower jaw rests on the upper jaw properly. By slightly realigning the jaw, the airway path can be corrected to make way for comfortable breathing through the night.

Mandibular Repositioning-Nighttime Appliance (mRNA)

The mRNA system, on the other hand, works towards restructuring the lower jaw while the upper airway is gradually opened up for long term relief from sleep apnea.


Benefits of Vivos

Vivos offers several benefits; a few of them are:

  • Vivos appliances are comfortable and invisible
  • The system offers a painless, low-risk, and non-surgical treatment
  • The treatment begins to show results within the first few weeks
  • No other form of treatment, including CPAP machines, will be required when using Vivos
  • Vivos addresses sleep apnea permanently, offering good night sleeps and increased daytime energy
  • With the combination of the DNA and mRNA system, all signs and symptoms of sleep apnea can be permanently eliminated.


If you suffer from sleep apnea, visit us today and we will give answers to all your questions about Vivos and how it would suit you as a treatment option. Simply give us a call at (408) 377-8200 for an appointment, and we will guide you further.

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