TMJ & Sleep Apnea-Vivos


TMJ & TMD Disorders

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ’s) are the small joints located infront of your ears, where the lower jawbone sits in front of your skull. These complex joints move everytime you chew, swallow, yawn or speak, when injured they can cause pain known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD). This disorder can be caused by a number of things, including jaw misalignment, damage to the TMJ, arthritis or teeth grinding

If issues occur to the joint it can create a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw area
  • Ringing or pain in the ears
  • Chronic headaches or neck-aches
  • Clicking or popping during jaw movement
  • Facial muscle spasms
  • Trouble opening and closing your mouth

Snoring & Sleep Apnea

When air is restricted by a narrow passage, while sleeping, it causes snoring. If the restriction results in a decrease of oxygen it can cause a sleeping disorder known as sleep apnea. One of the most common reasons for the restricted airway is a mispositioned jaw. Some people’s lower jaw is set further back than normal, causing the base of the jaw bone to obstruct the airway. Signs and symptoms associated with a sleep disorder breathing issue include:

  •  Snoring or pauses while breathing
  •  Mouth breathing during the day or at nighttime
  • Difficulty sleeping or restless sleep
  • Chronic allergies or nasal stuffiness
  • Waking up gasping or coughing
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Grinding your teeth during sleep
  • Neck, shoulder or facial pain

DNA Appliance Treatment

A DNA Appliance or Vivos 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 the airway and allow the lower jaw to move forward, improving patients ability to breath. Having a DNA appliance or Vivos appliance can treat many disorders and symptoms including:

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Straighten Teeth
  • Neck Tension
  • Jaw Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Allergies

Treat The Underlying Problem

The treatment is highly effective and does not just address your symptoms, but the cause behind your symptoms. Reasons the DNA Appliance or Vivos Appliance is a great alternative:

  • Surgery is not needed
  • You don’t have to pay hospital fees
  • No medications
  • You won’t have to use CPAP machine
  • Not wearing uncomfortable headgear or braces
  • Extractions aren’t  needed due to overcrowded teeth
  • Removable and discreet
  • No continuous force as experienced with braces


EMG Device

JVA Device

Jaw Tracker

CNO Certified Doctor

Dr. Havel has passed numerous certification levels with the Center For Neural Occlusion to diagnose bite timing and TMD related conditions. She is one of only 27 doctors with the equipment and certification by the CNO (Center For Neural Occlusion) to effectively diagnose and treat patients related to these conditions.

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Dr. Rebecca Havel is the only dentist in the state of Wisconsin with the equipment and certification to provide DTR therapy, and only one of a handful certified by the Center for Neural Occlusion.

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