Do you snore? Have you been diagnosed with the serious medical condition, Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Snoring is the sign of a breathing problem and it occurs when the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the back of the throat, causing the airway to narrow and forcing air through a smaller opening. Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the muscles and tissue surrounding the throat relax causing the airway to completely collapse and block airflow into the lungs. The airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person. The lack of oxygen can trigger other medical conditions such as: Chronic sleepiness, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, depression and heartburn.
Where does the TAP appliance come in? It is a custom-made adjustable appliance the look similar to whitening trays (no more bulky CPAP machines) and fit over your upper and lower teeth and hook together. The TAP holds the lower jaw in a forward position, thus preventing the airway from collapsing.
The TAP has over a 95% success rate and is the key to a snore-free, restful night of sleep!
Call our office to set up a complimentary consultation to learn more.