Vivos Voices Brittani Theriot

August 20, 2021

[It’s] an actual solution instead of little Band-Aids along the way.

– Brittani Theriot

Brittani Theriot on the Solution to a Decades-Old Question

This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Brittani Theriot, a qualified dental hygienist and enthusiastic Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).

For many years, dentists and healthcare providers were in the dark on sleep and breathing and their significant impact on the body and the individual’s risk of heart attack, stroke, dementia, and diabetes. But, no more. With Vivos Therapeutics, Inc., we have the answers to the questions you’ve been asking.

The Vivos Method offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to develop a more holistic approach to dentistry. Our mission is to treat the root cause of many common symptoms and comorbidities of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). That is what excites dentists the most: the chance to understand what’s actually going on in our bodies when we don’t sleep well and experience exhaustion, headaches, and a general feeling of being unwell.

“I really enjoy seeing patients be able to focus on their overall health, not just their dental health,” shared Theriot. “Ever since we integrated with Vivos, myself and the doctor, our whole view of the patient has completely changed because we’re able to identify the different things in the mouth that are associated with this.”

Common signs of OSA include wear on teeth, moodiness, crowding, misalignment, and more. “We’ve been able to give a reason why,” shared Theriot. “It’s not just [that] we’re stressed at night. Well, you are stressed at night. It’s because you can’t breathe. It’s that response for your body to [clench and grind]. So to give answers for these patients is the best thing.”

With Vivos, you have the answers, support, and tools necessary to be an effective expert provider. Even better, these treatments are innovative, lasting, effective, and life-changing.

“To give them an actual solution instead of little Band-Aids along the way, some patients have been able to feel like they can relax.”

Video Transcript

I’m Brittani Theriot, and I’m a dental hygienist with Apollonia Dental. And we are a Vivos provider. Well, I’m a dental hygienist here in Sugarland, and, um, I really enjoy seeing patients to be able to, you know, help them focus on their overall health, not just their dental health. Ever since we integrated, um, with Vivos myself and the doctor, our whole view of the patient has completely changed because we’re able to identify the different things in the mouth that are associated with this, so having a severe wear of the teeth you know we’ve been able to give reason why. It’s not just we’re stressed at night and stuff. Well, you are stressed at night. It’s because you can’t breathe. And so it’s that response for your body to do that. So to give answers for this, these patients is the best thing. Ever since we started Vivos, we’ve been able to show patients that even though they think that something that is happening to their body is normal, we’re able to show them that there’s actually reasons why this may be happening to them. And it may be airway-related. With some of our patients, you know, they’ve only been in treatment for a couple weeks now, and they are already seeing significant improvements even with their clicking and popping of their jaw. Parents were really excited to be able to see what else could be helping their child because they’ve tried therapy since they were three years old, and everything and nothing’s really helped and stuff. So, to give them an actual solution instead of little band-aids along the way. Some patients, you know, have been able to, um, feel like they can relax a little bit better why they sleep even though it’s a big mouthpiece. They’re able to feel that they’re already getting a little bit accomplished with it. And so they’re excited to see the potentials for the rest of the treatment.