Serenity Sleep Apnea Solutions
Quincy, IL 62301
Keokuk, IA 52632

Herbst® Sleep Appliance

The Herbst® Appliance has been proven effective for chronic snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea sufferers. This appliance allows patients some lateral and vertical movement without disengaging the appliance. Also, if the initial position does not provide anticipated relief, the mandible can easily be moved forward in small increments by using advancement shims, or with our telescopic hardware advanced up to 5mm with a 1mm retrusion.

This appliance can be made of hard acrylic, thermoactive resin (Variflex™), or soft EVA material.

Indications for use - Herbst®:

• Optimum tongue space
• Upper edentulous with at least 6 teeth on lower arch
• Full complement of teeth
• Gaggers
• Midline deviations
• Minimal inter-incisal opening
• Maxillary tori
• Mandibular tori

Indications for use - Variflex Telescopic Herbst®:

Same as Herbst indications above, and the following -

  • Extensive crown and bridge
  • Short clinical crowns
  • Malocclusions
  • Longer tooth dentitions

The Soft Telescopic Sleep Herbst® Appliance is fabricated using low profile, reinforced EVA material, offering superior patient comfort and retention. Proven effective for chronic snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This appliance allows patients some lateral and vertical movement without disengaging the hardware.

  • A threaded telescopic mechanism allows controlled 1/8 to 1/4 mm incremental advancements up to 5 mm with a 1 mm retrusion.
  • Not recommended for bruxers or clenchers.

Color options: White (standard), Green, Red, Blue & Black.

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