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Sleep Apnea Treatment

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Sleep-Apnea/Anti-Snoring Appliance

Stop Snoring Caused By Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder when the sleeper periodically struggles to breathe but is unable to inhale effectively because the airway has collapsed. The sleep apnea cycle can repeat itself 50 or more times a night. The awakenings and oxygen deprivation can trigger other health problems. Having a custom appliance can be an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, which can help restore your sleep, alertness, and revitalize your health.

Oral Appliance Therapy with TAP Device

If you think you may need oral appliance therapy, we can help you receive TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) device. A TAP is comfortable and custom-made for your mouth, fits like an orthodontic retainer, and is worn only during sleep. It will help support your jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open airway. 

Treating Sleep Apnea Successfully

The TAP is clinically proven to treat high upper airway resistance syndrome as well as all levels of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, including severe sleep apnea. There is a 96 percent success rate for
patients treated with the TAP 3 Elite. All TAP 3 custom devices meet Medicare
requirements to treat OSA. The advantages and benefits of using a TAP 3 device


  • Highly successful treatment for obstructive sleep apnea 
  • Being an effective appliance to decrease snoring
  • Improvement in patient’s sleep.

Oral appliances are customized

using digital or physical impressions and models of your teeth, which are then
sent to a dental lab where the appliance will be made. 

Risks of Using TAP

TAP 3 should not be used if you have loose teeth or dentures, or central sleep apnea (CSA), which is when the sleeper stops breathing altogether or breathes so shallow that not enough oxygen is being received. CSA patients require a completely different type of treatment that does not utilize a TAP 3 device.

Medical Issues Caused by Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can cause chronic sleepiness, strokes, heart attacks, heartburn, headaches, depression, and high blood pressure. Treating snoring or obstructive sleep apnea with a custom and comfortable TAP 3 oral appliance will help improve your symptoms and quality of life. You will sleep better, have more energy, and will have a healthier heart, body and mind! 

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