We utilize state of the art technology to help us
diagnose and treat our patients.
HOME SLEEP TEST
At the Breathing and Sleep Center, we offer a home sleep test to diagnose sleep apnea and its severity. A home sleep test allows you to test yourself for sleep apnea in the comfort of your own home.
With only 3 points of contact our home sleep test measures 7 channels: Heart Rate, Chest Movement Snoring, Body Position, Oxygen Saturation and Peripheral Arterial (PAT) Signal. The measurements from these channels give us insight into sleep efficiency, sleep latency and REM latency.
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The iTero scanner provides 3-D visualizations of your mouth and teeth so we can show you exactly what we are seeing. To capture your 3-D scan, we use a small wand and scan each and every area and have a full scan complete it under 3-minutes.
iTero Scanner seamlessly places images together in the correct order and adjusts to changes in positioning as we adjust or shift our position. We keep 3-D scans on file for easy, future reference.
I-CAT 3D IMAGING
Nightlase is a non-invasive laser treatment used to increase a patient’s airway, resulting in better sleep and reduced snoring. The treatment induces tightening of the soft tissues in the back of the throat and airway, contracting these tissues and expanding the airway. A Nightlase treatment consists of 3-4 treatments over 9-12 weeks. Each appointment is approximately 45 minutes long. The final results often last up to a year and treatments may be repeated as needed.
If you snore or have mild to moderate sleep apnea, you are likely a candidate for Nightlase.
Nightlase therapy is effective because it makes use of laser energy, and after soft tissue is exposed to laser energy, it regenerates and tightens up. The Nightlase treatment at the Breathing and Sleep Center of Colorado Springs is a package of 3-4 treatments, which provides our patients the opportunity for maximum results.
We still utilize these Mandibular Advancement Devices if other treatment options do not fit into a patient’s lifestyle. We sometimes still need to use these appliances even after growing the airway in order to support the airway during sleep. However, the MAD is much more effective when it’s supporting a large airway after it has been grown.
JOINT VIBRATION ANALYSIS DEVICE
While doctors and researchers are still not exactly sure what causes temporomandibular joint disorder (more often called TMD or TMJ), we do know that it is greatly affected by the tension patients carry in their jaw joints. We can accurately measure this tension and the balance between one side of the jaw joint and the other through the use of a joint vibration analysis device and its corresponding interpretation software.
If you believe you have TMD, we can help you by performing tests with this device and analyzing the results. This helps us determine the proper course of action to relieve your pain.