A sleep study gives the best picture of how you breathe when you sleep. It provides information regarding apneas, hypopneas, pulse, blood pressure and other physiological processes. Depending on your circumstances, Vistancia Orthodontics will recommend either a PSG or HST.
A PSG is a sleep study that is done in a sleep lab overnight and monitored by a trained sleep lab technician. The patient is hooked up with wires via painless stick electrodes to the apparatus that will monitor their sleep channels.
Home Sleep Test (HST)
A HST is a convenient monitoring system that the patient can use in the comfort of his own bed. The HST is a small, portable unit that utilizes wireless technology. The data recorded during sleep then is downloaded to a computer the next day for analysis.
Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT)
Like a Medical CAT Scan, but emitting dramatically less radiation, the Cone Beam is a powerhouse of technology used to view and analyze airway passages, tissues, structure and anomalies from the neck up. A board certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist performs the CBVT read and provides an exhaustive report of all findings.