The Luco Hybrid OSA Appliance is a hybrid (cast Vitallium 2000)/acrylic) appliance that is designed to advance the mandible and tongue utilizing pharyngeal reflexes. This feature allows very effective and comfortable treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. The patent pending forward bite is very effective at reducing muscle activity, as well as TMJ pain. The device was initially designed for TMD therapy and moved later into sleep medicine. It is FDA cleared for sleep apnea and snoring and it is also registered in Canada and the European Union for these diseases as well as the treatment (not just control) of sleep bruxism. The device allows full opening as the top and bottom are not attached, with lateral movements allowing speaking and drinking with ease. The hybrid design is very strong and does not break ensuring a long term treatment. There is no material in the anterior allow mouth breathing.
The metal framework is re-usable, reducing the long term cost considerably for the patient. There is no acrylic on the lingual of upper and lower teeth and inserting the appliance takes minutes (simply tightening 4 ball clasps is all that is needed). The forward bite is simple to adjust as there are only 2 points of contact on the device. It is adjustable up to 6mm and clinically proven with over 2500 appliances currently in use (and only 2 breakages due to dropping on a hard surface) with a compliance rate of greater than 90%.
Sleep Apnea Regulatory Code: LRK
FDA Registration Number K130797
Luco Hybrid OSA Appliance Inc.
1419 Butternut Creek Road
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
613 888 6019
Fax 613 544 7028