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Our dentist is proud to offer treatment for sleep disordered breathing in Provo, Utah.

Sleep Apnea Kills. Are you affected?

The Effects of a Compromissed Airway

Dr. Joe Jeppson offers craniofacial epigenetics with the Vivos® appliance system. Specifics on the system are discussed in the How is Vivos different? section.

With Vivos, we are looking to cure your sleep apnea for good, not just apply a Band-Aid with a CPAP or mandibular advancement device (snore guard).

Sleep Disorder Breathing or SDB is seen in people who often snore, gasp, stop breathing, or have other interrupted sleep patterns. Because of this, they often experience daytime drowsiness, fatigue, foggy minds, and waking headaches. SDB is a serious disorder that can cause or worsen many health conditions which can shorten your life expectancy by 10 years or more.

The Vivos Daytime-Nighttime Appliance (DNA) System is a breakthrough treatment that comes from years of research and study by researchers, dentists, and sleep physicians. Teaming up to establish the DNA system, it has proven to naturally grow, remodel, reposition, and redevelop the anatomy that surrounds the human airway.

Individuals who undergo Vivos DNA therapy often report a noticeable improvement in facial symmetry and aesthetics as their obstructive sleep apnea symptoms dissipate. Headaches and pain from TMD (often called TMJ) are often relieved while in treatment with Vivos.

CPAP machines can be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, but they are often considered uncomfortable. Many patients cannot tolerate CPAP because the air pressure is too high, or the tongue is still blocking their airway. CPAP is not a cure. You will need it the rest of your life unless you can grow a better airway through epigenetics. Our patients using Vivos’ DNA appliance can reduce or eliminate the need for CPAP.

If growing your airway with epigenetics is not for you, we also have other oral appliances to treat OSA and snoring that can be more comfortable and easier to travel with that may be a good option for you depending on the severity of your OSA.

Children: Sleep Breathing Disorders

Dry lips, snoring, ADHD, bedwetting, mouth breathing, swollen tonsils, and chronic allergies are some of the signs of sleep breathing disorders in children. They could be the outward manifestations of your child struggling to breathe normally as they are trying to sleep. Without quality sleep, they will struggle physically and mentally and may not see normal growth and development. Children are dependent on an open airway to get a good night’s sleep.

Dr. Jeppson has extensive training in orthodontics and using Vivos guides to help your children improve their night breathing and airway growth.

Dr. dentist and his staff can diagnose your child’s condition and provide treatment options for optimal health and development. The great news is that opening their airway through proper growth leads to room for their teeth to come in straight and often leads to much less orthodontic care.

Jeppson Dental offers informative parent education webinars about sleep apnea in Provo, Utah. Unfortunately, our space is limited, so call 801-356-7701 now to reserve a spot.