Smith Dentalworks is proud to offer sleep apnea treatment with the Vivos System®, in collaboration with Vivos-approved doctors. This innovative option is non-surgical and pain-free. Unlike other treatments, patients typically do not require further intervention after using the system for 12 to 24 months.
Over one billion individuals suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, also called OSA. This condition causes your throat muscles to intermittently relax and block your airway. As a result, you repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. Although sleep apnea is very common, 80% of people with this condition don’t know they have it.
Loud snoring is the most noticeable symptom of this sleep disorder. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. It’s important to consider whether you have any other symptoms and to see a doctor for a sleep study if you are concerned that you may have sleep apnea.
In addition to snoring, some other signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:
Certain risk factors can increase your likelihood of having sleep apnea. These include excess weight, aging, smoking, diabetes, asthma, and a family history of the condition.