Sleep Appliances in Concord, NC
*NightLase Laser Snoring Treatment
WHAT CAUSES SNORING? Snoring occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep. This is due to a narrowing of our airway, which causes the tissues to vibrate and make an audible sound. Many factors can contribute to snoring such as age, nasal and sinus problems, being overweight, alcohol, smoking, medications, sleep posture, and more.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF SNORING? Snoring has a number of consequences that can impact the life of a snorer and his/her sleep partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of snoring has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Snorers can experience tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth, and relationship difficulties. Studies have also shown a link between snoring and an increased risk serious health conditions.
NIGHTLASE is a leading-edge laser procedure for the treatment of snoring, offered exclusively with Fotona lasers. It is a non-invasive, painless and effective way of reducing or eliminating snoring.
HOW DOES NIGHTLASE WORK? Laser energy is used to gently heat the tissues of the airway causing a tightening effect which helps to keep your airway open. NightLase requires no anesthesia, is quick, comfortable and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards.
*VIVOS ORAL SLEEP APPLIANCE
If you have sleep apnea, you are not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 18 to 20 million adults are diagnosed with sleep apnea.
The sudden loss of oxygen can occur several times each night, resulting in sleepiness during the day, lack of ability to concentrate, and other issues. The lack of oxygen to your vital organs can also cause life-threatening health problems including:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Memory impairment
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
Our practice is uniquely qualified to help you recognize the leading indicators of obstructive sleep apnea. We work closely with you and a team of specialists, including a Board Certified sleep physician, to arrive at a proper diagnosis. We design a personalized treatment plan to provide immediate relief and hope for a lasting resolution.
Vivos C.A.R.E. (Complete Airway Repositioning and/or Expansion) is a multidisciplinary treatment protocol that utilizes cost-effective oral appliance therapy prescribed and delivered by specially trained dentists to treat the dentofacial abnormalities that are often the underlying cause of mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Vivos C.A.R.E is noninvasive, nonsurgical and nonpharmaceutical. It is virtually pain free.
Treatment duration is typically between twelve and eighteen months with proper compliance by the patient.
Advantage of Oral Appliances
There are many advantages of the oral appliance when compared to the CPAP. People like the oral appliance because it is:
- Convenient; you simply put it in your mouth and take it out
- Comfortable; it fits easily in your mouth, not over your face
- Portable; it’s small enough to take with you
- Easy to maintain; you simply clean one appliance, not separate parts
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are frustrated with the CPAP, don’t discontinue treatment. Ask Dr. Jones Bailey at Trinity Cosmetic And General Dentistry about the Vivos Oral Appliance, the innovative way to treat sleep apnea.