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.

Sleep Apnea

​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. Sleep Apnea is a serious condition that effects 1 out every 15 adults in the US. To make matters worse over 80% of patients who are diagnosed receive a first time diagnosis and have never been told that they might have a condition so serious. It is important that if you think you may have a sleep disorder that you speak with a Davenport area dentist that is trained in airway issues and sleep disordered breathing issues. Anderson Dental is one of the only Airway Dentistry offices in the midwestern US that has staff trained to comprehensively address these issues.

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


Before Vivos® Treatment


After Vivos® Treatment

The Solutions

The Vivos® System is a multi-disciplinary treatment protocol that may treat your sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing issues by helping to enlarge and readjust a compromised airway so that you can breathe more easily while sleeping.

Correcting problems within the airway may also help to eliminate many health concerns while restoring you to a life full of energy, optimism and joy.

The Vivos® System is a non-evasive, virtually pain-free approach. The treatment, which averages 12-24 months in duration, is non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical.

Find out now if you or your loved one is a good candidate for the Vivos® System by contacting our office today. Anderson Breathing and Airway at Anderson Dental is one of only 8 mid west providers (MN, IA, WI, IL, MO), outside Chicago that are licensed and trained to use this system. We are proud to serve the Quad cities, and bring this innovative health solution to our fellow Hawkeyes across Eastern Iowa and Central Illinois. 

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. Devices like this are known as Palatal Expanders and have been steadily growing in popularity since there development less than 15 years ago!

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.

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