Vivos Therapeutics Guide Therapy

The Solution to Childhood Sleep Disordered Breathing

Before this page it is important to read how sleep disordered breathing (SDB) affects children. If you’re child has experienced any of the symptoms on this tree, there is a good chance they are a candidate for Vivos: 

We now know childhood sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is a root cause of the symptoms on the tree. Let’s look at the natural solution:

The Vivos® Guide System

The Vivos® Guide System for children directs proper upper and lower jaw development as they grow. The treatment consists of special removable retainers that are worn by the child at night and whenever possible. It helps plan for newly erupted and future teeth ensuring that they have enough room in the mouth. As their jaws properly develop, their airway also develops as as well. The treatment averages between 12 and 24 months and NO surgery or pharmaceuticals are involved!

Does Your Child Need Braces?

Vivos simultaneously aligns teeth. Yes, a huge cosmetic and functional benefit of the Vivos system is straight, healthy teeth. The Vivos system promotes proper bone growth of the upper and lower jaws. Bone growth is permanent, but teeth movement form braces are not. Also, because the Vivos appliance is removable, they do not have to worry about teasing or embarrassing pictures. And for parents, a cool extra is the cost is about the same.

ADD/ADHD Treatment?

When your child has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, the doctor’s solution is usually pharmaceutical. A stimulant is prescribed that pushes them over the edge to bring them back to a so called “calm” state, but that does not make the child a better student or version of themselves. They might be sitting still in a “numbed” state, but it does not improve their mind state because the real problem, restful sleep, is not being addressed. The interesting thing is that children who are sleep deprived produce the exact same symptoms as children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Research shows when you mix kids with both sleep disordered breathing and ADD/ADHD, a difference can not be made between the two. So it is no wonder that kids who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD improve when they start Vivos treatment which addresses the real issue, restful sleep. 

Later in Life Disease Prevention

At Charlotte Sleep Solutions we understand being able to prevent any sleeping and breathing disorders in the future is the biggest benefit of treatment. The airway, jaw and teeth changes are not reversible like expansion or stretching processes. This lasting growth is due to stem cell activation which is the body’s natural way to grow. So when stem cells are activated, the growth is based on the person or child’s DNA. But what if they grow too much? Impossible because the growth cannot happen beyond the body’s predefined map, DNA. This is why we state that their current state is “underdeveloped” – their full growth potential has not been reached, causing a constricted airway and, from that, potentially all the problems listed on the tree above. This also means that snoring, obstructive sleep apnea and other disorders are not the body’s original intention.

Other Benefits

Parents are often surprised by the unexpected positive changes they observe after their child starts Vivos treatment. Many times the changes are things they did not know was related to the underlying airway issue. Bedwetting is often the first symptom to go away (click here to read why). A child will be less tired during the day, more alert and attentive, improve in their academics, have more energy, and improve in  physical ability because they are breathing in a healthy amount of oxygen.