A Real Solution for Sleep Apnea
It’s been estimated that one in fourteen Americans suffers from sleep apnea. This condition is generally associated with loud snoring, short or stagnant breathing, and snorting noises that the patient makes while sleeping.
Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of serious medical conditions such as hypertension, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, asthma, and depression. Because sleep apnea can have such a negative impact on your health, Kellye N. Rice, DMD seeks out the most innovative solutions for our sleep apnea patients at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry in Brentwood, TN.
As part of our commitment to advanced sleep apnea care, Dr. Rice is proud to be an Integrated Provider of the Vivos System. The Vivos System is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option designed to restore normal breathing and improve the overall health and wellness of our sleep apnea patients.
The Vivos Advantage
CPAP machines and regular oral appliances only address the symptoms of sleep apnea. But the Daytime-Nighttime Appliance (DNA) system from Vivos corrects the underlying issue that causes airway obstruction by gradually expanding the patient’s palate. This creates the necessary room in the mouth and airway for you to breathe comfortably throughout the night.
The DNA system is designed in accordance with the concept of Pneumopedic® treatment, which is the process of gradually increasing the size of the upper jaw. By remodeling the bones in your jaw, we can correct the structure of the airway without surgery.
The Mandibular Repositioning-Nighttime Appliance (mRNA) System
Kellye N. Rice, DMD is also specially trained by Vivos to use the Mandibular Repositioning-Nighttime Appliance® (mRNA) system. Instead of correcting the upper jaw like the DNA system, the (mRNA) corrects the lower jaw. Repositioning the lower jaw makes breathing easier for sleep apnea patients while redeveloping the upper airway for long-term relief.
The Vivos System is Easy to Use
The DNA appliance is worn in the evening after you eat and while you sleep, for a total of 10 to 12 hours per day. By slowly expanding the size of the patient’s jaw, the DNA appliance can eliminate sleep apnea symptoms.
Your Sleep Dentist in Brentwood, TN
Dr. Rice is recognized as a qualified sleep dentist by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. During your consultation, she’ll listen to your concerns and discuss your treatment options. That way, she can create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
How Vivos Systems Can Benefit You
Kellye N. Rice, DMD features the innovative Vivos systems as a treatment option for sleep apnea, snoring, other sleep disorders, and TMJ disorders. Additional advantages of DNA/mRNA appliance treatment include:
- They’re nearly invisible
- They’re comfortable
- Improved sleep quality
- The treatment is painless
- They offer long-term sleep apnea relief
- They aren’t noisy like CPAP machines
- Increased daytime energy