A custom-fit oral sleep appliance can help improve your sleep, restore your energy and revitalize your health. Worn during sleep, an oral sleep appliance fits like a mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. The oral sleep appliance helps maintain an open upper airway.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective way to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.
So, what is TAP®? The Thornton Adjustable Positioner, or TAP, is a patented mandibular (lower jaw) advancement device specifically engineered for keeping your airway open during sleep. What makes the TAP so innovative is its single, midline tension mechanism. Call us today to schedule your consultation for an oral sleep appliance.
What are oral dental appliances made from?
Oral dental appliances are made from plastic or silicone.
How long do oral sleep appliances last?
The lifespan of a mouth guard can vary greatly. Some may last six months, some six years. Grinding teeth can shorten the lifespan of the appliance, and some may need repairs instead of replacement.
How do I take care of the dental appliance?
Maintenance for your oral dental appliance is similar to your teeth. You need to brush and clean the mouthpiece daily. Toothpaste is probably not the best solution for cleaning, try using a cleaner for dentures or regular soap.
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