The Vivos Method for Sleep and Breathing

Get better, safer sleep every night

We’re always welcoming new patients!

Easily request an appointment

Resolve airway issues without a CPAP

Become a member and save on treatment

The advanced alternative to a CPAP machine for sleep apnea

CPAP machines and mouthguards are notoriously uncomfortable and bothersome. Vivos C.A.R.E. offers a modern, highly effective solution for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This multidisciplinary treatment protocol uses non-invasive oral appliance therapy to comfortably expand the airway to allow for better, more restful sleep.

As a Vivos integrated dental practitioner, Dr. Kristin Main is certified to treat both children and adults suffering from sleep disorders. Working closely with sleep physicians, we focus on permanently alleviating your airway issues and improving your overall quality of life.

Request a consultation today to take the first steps toward better sleep.

What causes OSA?

Studies indicate that, in as many as 98% of cases, OSA is caused by an underdeveloped mouth and jaw or other abnormal anatomical features. 

In people with underdeveloped jaws and undersized airways, the tongue is more likely to fall into the back of the throat during sleep. This can cause the airway to collapse, which leads to pauses in breathing during the night.

leland vivos provider main family dental<br />
vivos sleep apnea main family dental

How does the Vivos method work?

The Vivos method is a multidisciplinary oral appliance treatment designed to improve symptoms of mild to moderate OSA. Instead of having to use uncomfortable sleep devices, the Vivos method has an average treatment time of 18 months! With this advanced approach, you can reach your sleep goals and restore your health.

Vivos gives patients a non-invasive treatment option that helps to correct the airway, allowing them to breathe comfortably and safely 24 hours a day.

The Vivos Method FAQs

How long will my results last with the Vivos method?


Unlike traditional sleep apnea treatments, the Vivos method is designed to be a permanent solution. Because it targets the root cause of your symptoms with comprehensive therapies, you can expect to enjoy better and deeper sleep for the rest of your life.

Is the Vivos method more expensive than other OSA treatments?


While upfront costs for the Vivos system are higher than other devices and surgeries, the treatment is actually more cost-effective than other treatments. Because the process is temporary and the results are permanent, you don’t have to cover ongoing costs for the rest of your life.

How do I know if I have obstructive sleep apnea?

People with sleep disorders often aren’t aware they have a sleep problem at all. That’s because many of the common signs and symptoms seem unrelated. The only way to know for sure is to get a professional consultation and diagnosis. Some of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Obesity
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic pain
  • Loud or frequent snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Difficulty concentrating


“Main Family Dental is very professional, caring, on time, and makes you feel very comfortable. My experience was one of the best ever. Especially since I’m one that is a nervous wreck when it comes to seeing a dentist. I now look forward to going. You can know that you are in good hands.”

— Ann


“Great visit at Main Family Dental. Dr. Main was thoughtful, thorough, and helpful. The whole staff was fantastic, cheerful, and professional. I had great fears of a tooth problem. An hour after a quick, pain-free visit, I think I'm fixed. No more sensitivity.” 

— Todd


“These guys are great! Professional, courteous, and a great atmosphere! Each step of the process was explained in layman’s terms. Dr. Main and the entire staff are phenomenal!!”

— Brandon

Payment and Insurance Options

In many cases, oral appliances used to treat OSA are covered by medical insurance (not dental insurance). If you don’t have insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover your care, we offer a variety of payment options to help you afford treatment.

We accept CareCredit and offer low-interest financing through Sunbit. We also have an annual savings plan that includes 2 comprehensive cleanings, all x-rays, an emergency visit, and 10% off all treatments. 

Call us at (910) 371-0966 or contact us online with any questions you have.

The Vivos Method Treatment Process

While the Vivos system may seem complicated at first, the process is actually quite straightforward.

Step 1 – Sleep Assessment

We’ll do a formal evaluation of your sleep quality to determine the severity of your sleep apnea. This may include an at-home sleep test and airway scan.

Step 2 – Medical Diagnosis

Working side-by-side with a sleep doctor, we’ll diagnose your sleep disorder and its cause so we can develop a personalized treatment.

Step 3 – Customized Treatment Plan

Your treatment plan will be customized to address your specific needs and situation. In most cases, treatment plans involve a variety of integrated therapies to address all relevant factors and ensure the best possible results.

Step 4 – Sleep & Breathe Better

We’ll create a custom Vivos sleep appliance using a 3D model of your mouth and jaw. This will ensure your device is comfortable and tailored to your specific anatomy. Then, you’ll wear your device and follow other treatment guidelines as directed.

Our Office



110 Village Rd NE, Unit A
Leland NC 28451
Get Directions


Mon: Closed
Tues: 7:30am-3:30pm
Wed: 7:30am-3:30pm
Thur: 7:30am-3:30pm
Fri: 7:30am-1:30pm

We look forward to knowing you!