Herbst Appliance San Rafael, CA
Treat Mild-to-Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) & Snoring
✘ You can’t sleep and you want a solution. You can’t fall asleep. You can’t stay asleep. Morning comes too early and your night goes on and on…
✓ Rest assured, the proper results await with treatment options from North Bay Dental that are designed for your specific symptoms.
Snoring is a common breathing disorder that occurs during sleep and is generally considered to be simply a nuisance. Snoring, however, can be associated with a more serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is characterized by repeated stoppages in breathing, each lasting 10 seconds or longer. OSA has been associated with daytime sleepiness, hypertension, and cardiac arythmias.
In recent years, dental appliances have been used to treat snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea. Most of these appliances reposition the mandible forward and slightly open the vertical dimension to keep the airway space open during sleep. While several types of appliances appear to be effective, it is important to select one that is comfortable, promoting patient compliance and precisely fabricated so that pre-existing TMJ problems are not aggravated.
At North Bay Dental, we use the Herbst Appliance to reposition the jaw during sleep. This nighttime oral appliance opens the airway, thereby relieving your snoring and sleep apnea, and preventing the harmful effects of the condition. Have you been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Medicare and most other health insurance companies will pay for treatment if you meet certain requirements.
Get an Evaluation
First, it’s recommended to get an assessment from a Sleep Doctor. They will perform the qualified sleep study necessary for a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. With a prescription for an oral appliance, we can maximize your insurance coverage and reimbursement for the recommended device!
Once you have the prescription, simply make an appointment at North Bay Dental to take impressions of your mouth. Then we’ll craft a Herbst Appliance that meets your exact specifications.
Start Sleeping Better!
At the next appointment, you’ll receive your personalized Herbst Appliance, so you can finally get the restful sleep you need! Contact us today to start the process or to answer any questions!