We offer guidance for sleep apnea testing and treatment for patients who have not been diagnosed for sleep apnea, and for patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are referred by sleep doctors to get a custom-fitted oral sleep appliance. We also see patients that are unable to use their Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, and as a result, are going untreated.
The TAP®️ 3 Elite is the newest addition to the TAP family of appliances for the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
The TAP device consists of an upper and lower tray that fits over your teeth. Its design is based upon the same principles used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The TAP is designed to keep the airway open, allowing for air to pass freely. The patient simply wears it while sleeping.
The TAP®️ 3 Elite was developed by Dr. W. Keith Thornton. The Thornton Adjustable Positioner, or TAP®️, is a custom-made, patient-adjustable oral device that the patient wears while sleeping to treat sleep-disordered breathing. Its simple design makes it the most effective snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) device. The TAP has the most independent peer-reviewed studies published than any other oral sleep appliance available today.
People suffer from several types of sleep breathing problems that the TAP Sleep Care oral appliance device treats effectively.
The TAP device offers a simple, effective, and inexpensive way to improve your sleep and health naturally. The types of sleep breathing conditions you may be experiencing are provided below.
A group of disorders characterized by abnormal respiratory patterns and insufficient ventilation during sleep.
When muscle relaxation occurs, the tongue presses on the flabby tissue at the back of the throat, causing the airway to collapse.
The narrowing of air passageway, causing the chest muscles and diaphragm have to work very hard to pull air into the lungs.
Involuntary cessations of breathing that occur while the patient is asleep.
People who sleep next to a snorer have higher levels of fatigue and sleepiness, and may even be at higher risk for hearing loss.