Vivos Therapeutics to Launch MyoCorrect Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Service
Vivos to offer MyoCorrect via telemedicine for all Vivos-trained clinicians to use as therapeutic protocol in tandem with the Vivos System
Colorado, March 22, 2021
Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Vivos”) (NASDAQ: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, including mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), today announced that it will launch a new service called MyoCorrect, where trained therapists will provide Vivos-trained providers access to orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) via telemedicine technology as a component to OSA treatment using the Company’s Vivos System.
Vivos expects to see additional revenue from its new MyoCorrect service in the form of increased Vivos System cases and fees charged for the service. Vivos believes the MyoCorrect service will become an important value-added component in the treatment of OSA using the Vivos System. Vivos further believes that offering OMT as a service will provide Vivos with an additional competitive advantage in the OSA treatment marketplace.
OMT therapists work to strengthen and improve function in the muscles of the lips, tongue, cheeks and face and their related roles in breathing, sucking, chewing, swallowing, and some aspects of speech. Research has shown OMT to be an effective component of OSA treatment. Vivos plans to make the MyoCorrect protocol available as a component of the Vivos System and will actively integrate training and implementation protocols for Vivos trained dentists to utilize the MyoCorrect therapy.
Vivos-trained dentists who have actively incorporated OMT into their Vivos System treatment protocols report four primary benefits: (1) higher case acceptance, (2) better patient compliance, (3) shorter treatment times, and (4) improved clinical outcomes. However, due to scarcity of trained OMT therapists in many areas and other factors, too few dentists and patients have been able to access this important adjunctive therapy. MyoCorrect will provide every Vivos dentist with immediate and easy access via telemedicine to this valuable clinical resource at an attractive price point.
“The launch of this new service is an important step for Vivos as we continue to offer what we believe are the best therapeutic options available for patients who suffer from sleep disordered breathing and the most prevalent forms of obstructive sleep apnea. We believe we will be able to leverage our current infrastructure and growing dentist network for rapid deployment and adoption of the MyoCorrect OMT therapy,” said Kirk Huntsman, Vivos’ Chairman and CEO. “As Vivos- trained dentists come to experience the ways in which OMT can enhance their Vivos System case outcomes, we expect the adoption rate of MyoCorrect as an integral part of the Vivos System to rise. As that happens, the revenue contributions of MyoCorrect to Vivos in the form of increased Vivos System sales as well as fees charged for the OMT service could be significant.”
“We look forward to rolling out MyoCorrect across our network in the coming months,” continued Huntsman. “We believe this clinical enhancement to our flagship Vivos System treatment for mild-to-moderate OSA will work synergistically within the emerging Vivos dental sleep medicine ecosystem. This ecosystem features extensive clinical training through the Institute for Craniofacial Sleep Medicine, Vivos AireO2 practice management software, Vivos Airway Intelligence Services, Vivos Billing Intelligence Services, VivoScore diagnostic devices powered by SleepImage, our proprietary Vivos System oral appliance therapy, and multi-disciplinary collaboration between physicians and Vivos dentists through the growing network of Vivos-trained dentist offices and Pneusomnia clinics.”
The launch of MyoCorrect follows the acquisition by Vivos of certain assets from and the entry into related agreements with MyoCorrect, LLC and its affiliates. MyoCorrect, LLC is a healthcare provider based in New York that specializes in the delivery of OMT via telemedicine.
About Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.
Vivos Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VVOS) is a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for patients suffering from sleep disordered breathing, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Vivos believes that its Vivos System technology represents the first clinically effective non-surgical, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical and cost-effective solution for people with mild-to-moderate OSA. Combining technologies and protocols that alter the size, shape and position of the tissues of the upper human airway, the Vivos System opens airway space and can eliminate or significantly reduce symptoms and conditions associated with mild-to-moderate OSA. The Vivos System has been shown to significantly lower Apnea Hypopnea Index scores and improve other conditions associated with OSA. Sales of the Vivos System are driven by the Vivos Integrated Practice (VIP) program, which offers dentists training and value-added services in connection with their use of the Vivos System.
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