The VIVOS® System
The Vivos® System is revolutionary approach that targets the root cause of sleep disordered breathing for children and adults. Vivos® Appliances work to correct the underlying issue that causes airway obstruction by gradually expanding the patient’s palate. This process creates the necessary growth in the mouth and airway for you to breathe efficiently throughout the night, reducing or even eliminating Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Getting started involves a thorough and complete diagnosis of your condition through collaboration with board certified physicians. Once your physician has diagnosed sleep apnea, if you are a good candidate for this treatment, a custom Vivos® biomimetic medical device will be designed for you.
You will wear your Vivos® device, between 18 and 24 months, primarily in the evening and at night while you sleep. During treatment, periodic adjustments to your appliance are made by Dr. Wonder, and progress is documented with photographs and radiographs. Upon completion of treatment, many patients do not require further intervention.
All Vivos® Systems are non-surgical, non-invasive, and require no medication.
Vivos® DNA Appliance
CPAP machines and mandibular advancement devices only treat the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. But the Daytime-Nighttime Appliance® (DNA) corrects the underlying issue that causes airway obstruction. This is done by gradually expanding the patient’s palate, using the principles of Pneumopedic® treatment.
This process creates the necessary growth in the mouth and airway for you to breathe efficiently throughout the night, reducing or even eliminating Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
The DNA® is registered with the FDA as a Class I device for palatal expansion, and is currently used by Vivos-trained clinicians accordingly.
Vivos® mRNA Appliance
Mandibular Repositioning-Nighttime Appliance® (mRNA & mmRNA) system incorporates the principles of Pneumopedic® from the DNA system and the function of a traditional mandibular advancement device into one.
The mRNA provides treatment of both the symptoms and cause of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, by repositioning the lower jaw forward while sleeping to open the airway and create the necessary growth of the underdeveloped upper and lower jaws.
The mRNA® has 510(k) clearance from the FDA as a Class II medical device for the treatment of snoring, mild-to-moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing in adults.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects people of all ages including children. Breathing and sleeping well is critical for a child’s overall development and growth. When children have compromised breathing, it disrupts their sleep cycles and limits the oxygen their growing bodies’ need. This can cause a wide range of health concerns to arise, ranging from crooked teeth, bed wetting, night terrors and ADHD.
The Vivos® Guides are made to work with your child’s natural growth cycles, guiding and promoting their growth in the right direction. This leads to better development of their jaws, airway, and facial symmetry. The Vivos® Guides are registered with the FDA as Class I devices for orthodontic tooth positioning.
To learn more about how children develop a compromised airway, watch the short video below, created by Right to Grow (a non-profit organization).