In our office, we treat sleep disorders seriously. Even though not all sleep disorders are related to the head and neck anatomy, the most common disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) have a lot of mouth anatomy connections. In our office, we perform home sleep test (HST) using SleepImage device. We work with local and remote sleep physicians to provide a solution for patients who are diagnosed with OSA and cannot tolerate CPAP. This is a sample SleepImage study for a SevereOSA Adult.
Different treatment options are available in our office:
Invisalign Expansion – Not all Invisalign treatment is expansive in nature. Because airway is paramount, so the goals of Invisalign treatment in our office is never retractive, always expansive. Expansive movement allows more room for the tongue which often contribute to the obstruction. Sample of Invisalign expansion below.
Vivos DNA appliance – Epigenetics Orthodontic Therapy (EOT)
Patient doubled the size of her airway (from A-P) dimension, post treatment on the right
Increase in the overall size of the airway (smallest cross section) at the completion of Vivos treatment, post treatment on the right
This new and advanced oral appliance is:
- None surgical
- Only worn in the evenings and night time
- Shown to reduce or eliminate sleep/airway problems
- Shown to improve migraine headaches and TMJ symptoms
- Improve nasal breathing
- Reduce or improve snoring
- Increase energy
- Improve posture
- Decrease anxiety
Oral Appliance Therapy (AOT)
Mandibular Advancing Device (MAD) also works. The goal is to move the tongue and other lower jaw anatomy out of the airway. We predominantly use Prosomnus, one of the leading companies for appliance therapy.
We can also make referrals to oral surgeons, periodontists, and orthodontists for other possible treatment options:
Maxillary mandibular advancement (MMA) – surgical intervention to advance the airway. We will refer you to world renowned oral surgeon in Boston.
Maxillary Mandibular Advancement Surgery
Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME)
Mini-implant assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion (MARPE)
For more information, please visit VIVOS website or call our office at (508) 850-0686 for a consultation.