Expansion Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Many individuals who suffer from sleep apnea feel unsatisfied with their current management options. CPAP machines, while they provide a steady supply of oxygen, tend to be loud and uncomfortable to use. Mouth guards, while quiet and convenient, aren’t an ideal solution as they require a lifetime of usage to be effective.

Fortunately, the Expansion Appliances help create permanent bone and tissue changes that help improve the support of the tissues that are collapsed in sleep apnea. These permanent changes can eliminate the nightly hassles associated with current sleep apnea treatments such as CPAP and mouth guards.

What Is An Expansion Appliance?

An Expansion Appliance, like the Vivos System, is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment option designed for individuals with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Expansion appliances differ from other sleep apnea management protocols in the approach it takes to sleep apnea care. While other sleep apnea management options aim to help individuals with sleep apnea keep their airway open, they only work when they are being worn. As such, these options need to be used indefinitely. An Expansion Appliance, on the other hand, aims to treat sleep apnea at its source within a 12-24 month timeline. This option does not require the lifetime commitment that other sleep apnea care does and can eliminate the need to wear something night after night.

An illustration comparing a normal, open airway to a closed, obstructed airway

How Does It Work?

Expansion Appliances, like the Vivos System, utilize customized oral devices that a patient wears in his or her mouth daily/nightly throughout their treatment timeline. Instead of opening the airway like other mouth guards, Expansion Appliances work to redevelop the structure of the patient’s mouth. These devices strengthen and reshape the jaws, which creates more room in the mouth for the tongue and oral tissues.

The effects are permanent and as soon as the treatment timeline is complete, the patient can experience relief from sleep apnea without having to wear another mouth guard or use another CPAP machine.

Benefits of an Expansion Appliance

Many individuals who suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea become interested in an expansion appliance, like the Vivos System, due to the list of unique benefits it offers. For example:

  • It is non-invasive and non-surgical.
  • Expansion appliances are practically invisible so you can wear them during the day.
  • Expansion appliances does not require any pharmaceutical drug regimens.
  • These treatments only take 12-24 months to produce permanent results.
  • These treatments can eliminate an individual’s need to use other sleep apnea management tools for life!

If you or a loved one suffer from sleep apnea and you’d like to explore your treatment options, reach out to Solace Wellness Center at 978-851-8600 or request an appointment. Our providers will discuss all of the options available to enhance your holistic wellness.

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