Vivos Pediatric Sleep Device in Lighthouse Point, FL
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What Is the Vivos Pediatric Sleep Device?
Children of all ages need abundant rest to support their growing bodies and healthy development. But some children struggle to get a full night’s sleep due to an underdeveloped mouth and/or jaw, which affects the airway and proper breathing. If unaddressed, this lack of orofacial growth may result in sleep-disordered breathing or sleep apnea that can cause learning difficulties, ADHD, depression, anxiety, stunted growth, bed wetting, chronic allergies, and more.
If this sounds like your child, don’t worry — relief, better sleep, and healthy growth could be just a trip to the dentist away. Bright Young Smiles in Lighthouse Point, FL is excited to offer the Vivos device for children. Vivos is a custom-made, mouthguard-like appliance worn at night that helps a child breathe properly during sleep by opening up their airway. This encourages better sleep quality and healthy jaw development, reducing the risk of sleep-disordered breathing and its undesirable side effects. For more information about Vivos and whether it could be a solution for your child’s sleep and development, contact board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Marcela Solarte and the team at Bright Young Smiles today.
How Does the Vivos Appliance Work?
Dr. Solarte or another experienced member of the Bright Young Smiles team will evaluate your child’s condition and conduct thorough imaging of the mouth and airway. If your child qualifies for the Vivos appliance, our Lighthouse Point, FL team will customize the device for their mouth and airway needs. The appliance must be worn during sleep in order to widen the child's hard palate and open up their airway. The device can help:
- Encourage healthy sleep breathing through the nose and airway
- Facilitate proper jaw and mouth placement and development
- Prevent crooked or crowded teeth, potentially avoiding braces or Invisalign in the future
- Eliminate the myriad emotional and physical side effects of sleep-disordered breathing or sleep apnea
The number of months your child must wear the appliance at night will likely vary based on the severity of their condition. Vivos is certified by the FDA as a Class I device.
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Vivos Can Help Your Child Sleep, Breathe, and Grow Easier
If your child struggles to get a good night's sleep, it could hurt their future growth and cause many issues. The custom-made Vivos appliance administered at Bright Young Smiles in Lighthouse Point, FL can help your child’s overall health, wellness, and development without surgery or invasiveness. To learn more about this innovative yet simple way to encourage pediatric development and minimize the risk of sleep-disordered breathing, contact Dr. Solarte and the Bright Young Smiles team at your earliest convenience.
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Vivos Pediatric Sleep Device FAQs
How long might a child need to use the Vivos Pediatric Sleep Device, and does the duration vary?
The duration a child needs to use the Vivos Pediatric Sleep Device can vary based on the severity of their condition. Our pediatric dentist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the specific needs of each child, and the recommended period of use will be tailored accordingly. This individualized approach ensures that the treatment is optimized for each child's unique situation.
Is the Vivos Pediatric Sleep Device FDA certified?
Yes, the Vivos Pediatric Sleep Device offered at Bright Young Smiles in Lighthouse Point, FL, is certified by the FDA as a Class I device. This certification ensures that the device meets specific regulatory standards for safety and efficacy in supporting children's healthy sleep and development.
What steps are taken at Bright Young Smiles to customize the Vivos device for each child's specific needs?
Dr. Solarte or another experienced team member will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child's condition, including comprehensive imaging of the mouth and airway. This detailed assessment allows the Lighthouse Point, FL team, to customize the Vivos appliance specifically for your child's mouth and airway needs, ensuring an optimal fit and effectiveness in addressing sleep-disordered breathing.