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TAP Dental Appliance

TAP Dental Appliance

FDA Approved for both snoring and OSA, also Approved by Medicare

The TAP® 3 appliance is a proven treatment modality for mild to severe OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). It is currently being prescribed by over 7,000 dentists worldwide to cure snoring and sleep apnea.

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TAP Oral Appliance

The TAP® 3 Oral Appliance is a proven treatment modality for mild to severe OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). It is currently being prescribed by over 7,000 dentists worldwide to cure snoring and sleep apnea. It has a technically simple design that attaches the upper and lower jaws together by utilizing a small hook and socket mechanism.

How The TAP® Oral Appliance Works

The Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP®) is a custom-made two piece adjustable appliance that is worn while sleeping. The trays of the appliance snap over the upper and lower teeth and hook together. The design is based on the same principle as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR. The airway must be opened to allow air to pass through the throat. The TAP® holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not shift nor fall open during the night. This prevents the airway from collapsing. The more you pull your jaw forward, the more your airway will open.

The TAP® is the only mandibular advancement device that can be adjusted easily by the patient or practitioner while in the mouth. This feature allows the patient to always be in control of their treatment. The unique design also allows the patient to fine-tune their treatment position at home to achieve maximum results.

Most patients experience relief the very first night they wear their TAP®. Although it may take up to a week to get used to wearing a TAP® appliance, this is a small hurdle for patients. Nine in ten patients wear the device all night, every night – making the TAP® a highly effective solution for both snoring and sleep apnea.

The TAP® 3 Oral Appliance Features:

  • *Patient-friendly
  • Superior results
  • Easy to fit
  • Infinitely adjustable
  • Precise control of advancement
  • Interchangeable hooks
  • Freedom for lateral movement
  • More room for tongue
  • Allows lips to close

The TAP® Oral Appliance can help prevent conditions linked to sleep apnea:

  • Chronic daytime sleepiness
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heartburn, reflux
  • Morning headaches
  • Depression

Make an appointment

Make an appointment online or call (425) 771-3266 today and ask about Oral Appliances for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that are safe, effective and easy to use.  Dr. Albert and the team at Seattle Sleep Medicine are recognized experts on providing Oral Appliance alternatives to CPAP.  Oral Appliances are effective and can help save lives.