A New Paradigm in Sleep Medicine

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A Serious Concern for Every Doctor

As a physician, you see patients everyday who are suffering from the affects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. You have very few treatment options.

What if there was another way?

Explore the anatomy of sleep disordered breathing including mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep disordered breathing

including mild-to-moderate

obstructive sleep apnea may

impact every system

in the body.

1
ADD | ADHD
2
Depression | Anxiety
3
Allergies
4
Snoring
5
Cardiovascular Disease
6
Hypertension
7
Chronic Pain
8
Obesity
9
Diabetes
10
Nocturnal Enuresis
11
Chronic Fatigue
12
Cancer
13
Asthma
14
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Explore the anatomy of sleep disordered breathing including
mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Interrupted sleep may impact every system in the body.

Hungin, A Pali S. and Helen Close. “Sleep disturbances and health problems: sleep matters.” The British Journal of General Practice vol. 60,574 (2010): 319–320. doi:10.3399/bjgp10X484147

Sillah, Arthur et al. “Obstructive sleep apnea severity and subsequent risk for cancer incidence.” Preventive medicine reports vol. 15 100886. 2 May. 2019, doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100886

Standard of Care

Existing palliative treatment options are undesirable.

Treatment options to relieve and manage symptoms.

While existing treatment options are effective to relieve the visible symptoms and manage the affects obstructive sleep apnea, they ultimately do not address the underlying condition in 87% of cases.

CPAP

Mandibular Advancement

Surgical Intervention

Surgical Implants

While these treatments can be effective at managing the symptoms of OSA, they do not correct the underlying problem.

PATIENT COMPLIANCE

Patient Compliance is Critical for Success

Non-Compliance – The Leading Cause of Poor Treatment Outcomes

“Despite the efficacy of CPAP in reversing sleep apnea, of those studies using the cut point of at least 4 hours per night to define adherence, 29% to 83% of patients were non-adherent.”

ATS Journals – American Thoracic SocietyNovember 30, 2007

Biomimetic Oral Appliance Therapy

A treatment protocol that targets the underlying cause of sleep apnea.

The Vivos System® works to treat the root cause of OSA by non-surgically remodeling and repositioning the hard and soft tissues that comprise the human airway.

The Vivos System® treatment is typically less than $10,000 and is covered by most major health plans.

A potentially serious medical problem with a solution in the dental office.

Hard and soft tissues of the craniofacial complex can be non-surgically remodeled and enhanced using the proprietary Vivos System® devices and clinical protocols.

The following slides exemplify the numerous ways in which the Vivos System® operates to remodel, reposition, and enhance craniofacial tissues.

Craniofacial Anatomy

OSA Resolved Non-Surgically

An Obstructed Airway

Target and treat the underlying condition.

“In 98% of patients with OSA, the condition is due to abnormal anatomical features of the soft tissues and/or the structures of the maxillomandibular skeleton that cause a disproportionate anatomy of the airway.”

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.2011; 137(10):990-996

Pneumopedics® – A Therapeutic Breakthrough

The Vivos System® offers new hope to what has otherwise been a bleak prognosis for patients with OSA.

Since 2009, over 12,000 patients around the world have been treated using proprietary Vivos technology.

Some doctors claim it has cured their patients.  Over 50 published articles / studies consistently show >50% drop in AHI scores for most patients.