Snore no more! The many benefits of the TAP® oral appliance

Snoring can be more than a mere nuisance. It can really take a toll on relationships. Additionally, this common complaint may be secondary to potentially dangerous conditions such as sleep apnea. It is important to do something about snoring to really get to the bottom of “why” you snore. Even primary snoring that is not associated with apnea or other conditions deserves to be treated promptly and appropriately. Our team at Orion Dental Specialties is proud to restore your household’s quality sleep and make it a happy household in general, courtesy of the TAP® snoring prevention appliance.

Wake up to the benefits of TAP®

TAP stands for the “Thornton Adjustable Positioner®.” It is among a category of oral appliances known as “mandibular advancement devices.” When worn as directed before going to bed, MADs “advance” or reposition the lower jaw (mandible). In doing so, the tissues and structures that formerly blocked the airway are kept out of the way. The airway remains open. When this happens, lax tissues no longer come in contact with the air and produce the vibration that causes that characteristic noise or snore. Moreover, the TAP® device is also recommended for use by the American Association of Sleep Medicine for sleep-disordered breathing.

With apnea and other SDBs, overly relaxed tissues in the mouth and throat can cause blockages that lead to a cessation of breathing throughout the night. Those with severe sleep apnea may have several episodes of interrupted breathing each hour they are asleep. As the body attempts to preserve itself, individuals with sleep apnea may be suddenly reawakened with a start, gasp, and choking. Those with apnea also tend to have very loud and persistent snoring. This condition requires immediate treatment because it is associated with so many risks to your health – from accidents on the road or at the job due to chronic fatigue to heart disease and organ damage caused by repeated episodes of oxygen deprivation.

For snoring and sleep-disordered breathing alike, the TAP® is an attractive alternative to CPAP therapy that actually gets used due to its:

  • Custom-fit
  • Comfortability
  • Smooth and hassle-free adjustment period
  • Hassle-free maintenance and cleaning
  • Discreet and convenient for wear and travel
  • A high degree of adjustability for maximum comfort and effectiveness

Don’t sleep on snoring and potentially other underlying serious related conditions any longer! Orion Dental Specialties is here to help. Schedule a consultation at our office in Cypress, TX, today by calling us at (832) 906-8313.