Lethbridge Sleep Appliances - Vivos
Snoring and sleep apnea is an underappreciated epidemic in our society. The cost of sleep apnea (sleep-disordered breathing) is vast in terms of its personal and economic costs. Medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer have been correlated with poor sleeping. It may also be the cause of nocturnal teeth grinding or clenching.
Traditional medical solutions include CPAP, surgery, and medicine. All have a roll to play, but there are newer solutions to help manage the causes of apnea. There are dental solutions to this medical problem.
At Six08 we can do the appropriate sleep screening and, in association with a specialist sleep physician, diagnose the presence and underlying causes of apnea. The test utilized a simple ring device and an app on your phone. With this information in hand, we can do the appropriate imaging and examinations to come up with a list of possible treatments for your condition.
Treatment may be as simple as a nighttime device to help keep the airway open, or more complex, involving orthopedic modification of the upper airway. It all starts with a free sleep test.
What are the Benefits of Vivos Appliances?
Our Vivos mouth appliances are custom designed to fit your mouth in order to help with sleep apnea.
Children and Airway Issues
Many children in our society have issues with their airways and sleep. This often appears as crowded teeth and narrow arches, or it may manifest in behavioral issues. Some children breathe through their mouths, this is also a sign of airway constriction. Early assessment is key. There are treatments available that treat young children while they are still developing, to prevent long-term problems like apnea and snoring by developing their dental arches to the proper shape and size. Early interceptive treatment can be much more effective than treating crowded teeth once they are older and fully developed