Sleep Apnea

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What is sleep apnea?

If you are often tired even after a full night's sleep or hear complaints regarding your loud snoring, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which you may repeatedly stop and start breathing. The first thing you should do is get a diagnosis. If you think you might have sleep apnea, see your doctor right away. Treatment can ease your symptoms and can also hep you prevent further complications down the line. After getting your diagnosis, Waterside Dental in Sarasota has a treatment solution for you!
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Herbst Appliance

If you’re among the 22 million Americans living with obstructive sleep apnea, you need an effective solution to keep your airway open. This small, comfortable device is proven to improve the symptoms of mild-to-moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea, so you can get the rest you need.
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What is the Herbst Appliance?

An Herbst appliance is custom-made to fit the upper and lower teeth to help prevent the upper airway from collapsing. This modifies the position of the lower jaw, moving it slightly forward to keep the muscles and soft tissues in the back of the mouth and throat open. This significantly decreases or eliminates pauses in breathing caused by obstructive sleep apnea.

What is the Process Like?

After receiving your sleep apnea diagnosis, come see us at Waterside Dental-Sarasota for treatment! We’ll need to take impressions, molds, and x-rays to create your custom-fit device. It’s carefully crafted to meet your exact specifications for function and fit. We’ll place the device into your mouth and evaluate it for retention. If you need adjustments, the threaded system makes it easy to move the jaw in small increments to find the perfect position. The telescoping arms on either side will hold the mandible open.

What are the Benefits of a Herbst Appliance?

The Herbst appliance is proven effective for treating mild-to-moderate cases of chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. When compared to similar devices, Herbst offers various benefits, including:
  • Lateral and vertical movements.
  • Easily adjustable.
  • Superior patient comfort.
  • High patient compliance rate.
  • Adjusted within 5.0 mm range.
  • Customizable to find the ideal position.
  • How much does an Herbst Appliance Cost?

    There’s not a set fee for an Herbst appliance when used for sleep apnea treatment at Waterside Dental Sarasota because the cost is determined by your specific plan. Certain insurances can be used to lower the amount you need to pay for the device. We will work on your behalf to maximize your coverage to reduce your out-of-pocket cost. We offer several financial options to cover any remaining balance.
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