Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder in the United States. And if you’ve been diagnosed with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), Vivos sleep apnea treatment from Dr. Sarah Kinard may be just what you need to permanently treat your condition, and get restful sleep once again.
The Vivos treatment system uses a special “oral appliance” that’s custom-built for each patient. This device looks similar to a retainer. Depending on your situation, you may get an appliance for the upper, lower, or both rows of teeth. You may also wear it only at night, or during both the day and night.
Over a period of 12-24 months, and with regular adjustments from Dr. Kinard, your Vivos treatment system will gently expand your palate and change the shape of your upper and lower jaws. This creates more space in your airway, preventing tissue from sagging into your airway while you sleep, and treating the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea.
Nearly 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.
This is the differentiator paragraph copy. This is the differentiator paragraph copy. This is the differentiator paragraph copy. This is the differentiator paragraph copy.
See real patient success stories.
Your Vivos sleep apnea appliance will be custom-built for your mouth. Mostly, you’ll wear it at night, but even if you wear it during the day, it will be totally comfortable and nearly invisible when worn.
As a conservative dentist, Dr. Kinard is always looking for the least invasive way to keep your teeth and airway healthy. With Vivos, you can avoid the need for any kind of invasive surgery, such as orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery.
In many cases, there’s no need for any further treatment once you complete your Vivos sleep apnea treatment. Thanks to the changes in your jaw, palate, and airway, you’ll enjoy permanent results.
First, we’ll need to determine if you have sleep apnea. Dr. Kinard is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, so we offer at-home sleep testing to diagnose apnea. We can also work with local specialists to diagnose sleep apnea.
If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea and approved for Vivos treatment, Dr. Kinard and the team at Kinard Dental will use CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) and other advanced technology to design your custom-built Vivos oral appliance. You’ll wear this appliance for 12-24 months, typically at night. Over time, your Vivos appliance will expand your palate and reposition your jaw, eliminating the cause of sleep apnea.
After your treatment with Vivos is over, there’s usually no need for further treatment. The changes to your jaw position and airway will be permanent. Along with proper lifestyle changes, this can completely eliminate the need for a CPAP machine or any other treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
We can't wait to see you!Request Appointment
Unlike some other treatments like CPAP, Vivos sleep apnea treats the source of sleep apnea. By gently changing the position of your jaws and expanding your palate, it helps prevent soft tissue from sagging into your airway. This, in turn, eliminates sleep apnea. If you have minor to moderate obstructive sleep apnea in Helotes, TX, Vivos sleep apnea treatment from Kinard Family Dental may be right for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.