What Is Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Akraa is now treating people of all ages with a proprietary, non-invasive, nonsurgical treatment option for the treatment of mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), snoring, and Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).

Your Sleep Apnea may be the result of an obstruction in the airway caused by narrow dental arches and/or an underdeveloped jaw.

Eliminate The Obstruction

You can finally breathe a literal sigh of relief! Dr. Akraa is now offering a new hope for a possible lasting solution for the millions of people who suffer from mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, snoring, and sleep-disordered breathing. (Individual results may vary)

This solution is called The Vivos System and Dr. Akraa is a Vivos Certified healthcare provider and has received extensive training with the Vivos Appliance, process and treatment to ensure successful treatment outcomes.

Vivos Treatment: The Vivos DNA Appliance is a custom fitted dental device that uses the body’s natural ability to self correct through non-surgical methods. The appliance gently and permanently widens and reshapes the upper arch to increase the size of your airway, allowing you more room in which to breathe.

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Straighten Teeth
  • Neck Tension
  • Jaw Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Allergies
  • TMJ/TMD
Dr David Singh Discusses the DNA Appliance

More than 133 million Americans live with a chronic disease or disability.

According to the 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem, found the cumulative effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders represent an unrecognized public health problem and have been associated with a wide range of negative health consequences, including: Hypertension, Depression, Stroke, Diabetes, Heart attack, At-risk behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse.

Kids Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)

Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a disorder that can be as minor as snoring, or severe like sleep apnea. If your child’s breathing gets disrupted during the night, their body will recognize this disruption much like choking and slow down heart rate while raising blood pressure to awaken them from sleeping in order to alleviate it.

When they are not able to get enough oxygen due lack of air intake because of SDB, then there are many consequences such as nightmares which disrupt REM cycles making for restless nights and an increased risk of developing depression.

When a child has an underdeveloped upper and/or lower jaw, the airway could be impacted, and the child may struggle with other health issues during their lifetime.

It may not be what you think so call us today at (818) 776-1236 for a free evaluation by Dr. Akraa.

Do you have a child who struggles with any of these symptoms?

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Swollen Tonsils and Adenoids
  • Trouble at School
  • Irritability
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Restless Sleep
  • Snoring
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Nightmares or Night Terrors
  • Arrested Growth or Crowded/Crooked Teeth

It’s Time To Catch Your Breath

You may be suffering from a dangerous condition and not even know it. Here at Cute Smile Dental, we believe there’s more to patient care than just fixing teeth. Our goal for you is whole-body health. Ultimately, it’s our job to benefit your physical well-being in any way we can, and we believe that one of the first steps in the journey to whole-body health is an effective breathing wellness program.

More than 22 million Americans suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, a condition studies have shown to be directly correlated to anxiety and chronic fatigue. If left untreated, it can lead to numerous serious health conditions or even death. If you or someone you love is suffering from sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing, we may be able to help.

The Cause

Failure of the upper and lower jaw to develop properly is a common cause of obstructive sleep apnea. This condition, called maxillary hypoplasia and/or mandibular retrognathia/retrusion, often results in a compromised upper airway.

The Signs

Obstructive sleep apnea has many signs and symptoms—some are so common we ignore them or even consider them normal. The following are a few of the most common signs that you or someone you love is suffering from sleep apnea:

  • Snoring
  • Frequent sleep interruptions
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Morning headaches
  • High blood pressure

The Science

Pneumopedics® is the physiologic enhancement of the upper airway via naturally-occurring and treatment-induced changes over time. The Vivos System incorporates the science of Pneumopedics® in its treatment protocols for addressing maxillary hypoplasia and mandibular retrusion.

The Benefits

Sleep apnea affects every aspect of our lives. You’ll be amazed at the difference an effective breathing wellness program can have on your life and the lives of your family. It may reduce fatigue and anxiety, increase productivity, lessen the frequency and severity of headaches—the list goes on and on.

Not only does the quality of life improve, but an effective breathing wellness program can reduce the risk of dangerous conditions such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Breathe new life today.

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