At Modern Dental Studio, Dr. Tripthi Shetty and her team are committed to providing solutions to East Brunswick, New Jersey, area patients for common dental concerns. Additionally, patients can also seek treatment for other conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, our team is pleased to provide patients with Vivos appliance treatment as a CPAP alternative. Dr. Tripthi Shetty is a member of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM).
Understanding obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing for brief periods during sleep. OSA happens when the back muscles in the throat relax too much and block the airway. It can also result from the tongue falling back into the throat during sleep. This blockage can cause snoring and may also lead to breathing pauses that indicate obstructive sleep apnea.
What are the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea?
The most common symptom of OSA is loud snoring, but there are many other symptoms as well. These include:
- Waking up gasping for air
- Choking or coughing during sleep
- Restless sleep
- Daytime fatigue or sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Irritability or mood changes
- Trouble concentrating
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) treatment options at Modern Dental Studio - Dr. Tripthi Shetty
What are the treatment options available for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Hi, welcome to Modern Dental Studio. I am going to talk a little bit about sleep apnea. CPAP therapy is an effective way to address the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.
But many patients find the machine to be inconvenient and uncomfortable. The CPAP cannot provide a permanent solution to sleep-disordered breathing.
Fortunately, alternative treatments are available. One of them is the innovative Vivos system. Vivos is a non-surgical method for correcting maxillary hypoplasia and mandibular retrognathia.
These are the terms we use for a small mouth and which contributes to obstructive sleep apnea. So it uses a daytime and a nighttime appliance.
How does the Vivos system work?
Both of them gradually expand the maxillary arches to correct the defect in the jaws that causes sleep apnea.
Together, the DNA and the MRNA remodel and reposition the jawbone so that it no longer affects the upper airway.
After you are finished with the treatment of the Vivos system, you should be able to sleep soundly every night without using the CPAP machine.
Who is a candidate for the Vivos system?
If you want to take advantage of the Vivos system, your journey will begin with an in-depth medical consultation and some diagnostic tests.
These tests may include a home sleep study, a CBCT scan can, a head and neck examination, and more.
The data collected from them will let you know whether the Vivos system would be a viable CPAP alternative for you. It will l also help us map out your personalized treatment plan.
What are the advantages of the Vivos system?
The Vivos system offers numerous benefits, including the appliances being comfortable.
The appliances are nearly invisible. The Vivos system is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical, which means less risk in the treatment.
You may begin to notice results within the first few days or weeks of treatment. Vivos permanently addresses one of the main causes of OSA.
After completing the Vivos protocol, many patients no longer require any type of OSA treatment.
Feel free to give us a call and make an appointment today.
How does the Vivos appliance provide treatment for obstructive sleep apnea patients?
The Vivos appliance is a custom-fitted mouthpiece that helps open the airway and reduce or eliminate snoring. The device is worn during sleep and works by bringing the lower jaw and tongue forward. This prevents the collapse of the nasal and oral airway, which can cause obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Tripthi Shetty of Modern Dental Studio finds this a less invasive way of addressing the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, making it a highly desirable alternative to the CPAP machine recommended by most primary care physicians. It effectively addresses the issue while remaining comfortable to wear, easy to care for, and simple to use!
Request an appointment today
Dr. Tripthi Shetty of Modern Dental Studio in East Brunswick, NJ, is excited to offer patients a solution for their obstructive sleep apnea with the Vivos appliance. If you are ready to learn more about this alternative to the dreaded CPAP machine, call our office at (732) 402-8858 to request a visit at 577 Cranbury Road, Suite #C-1.