TAP Sleep Apnea Device in Lexington, SC
Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea?
Has CPAP Failed You?
The TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) may be the key to improved health and a better quality of life.
Improve Your Health & Quality of Life
If you were diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed a CPAP machine, but have stopped wearing it, the TAP is for you. The TAP is a simple, patient-friendly treatment solution for snoring and sleep apnea.
It keeps your airway open and improves your breathing while you sleep. The unique design allows you to “fine-tune” your treatment position at home to achieve maximum results. There is no machine, no mask and no air blowing through your nose or mouth all night.
The TAP has over a 95% success rate and is the key to a restful night of sleep.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends oral appliances, like the TAP, as a first line of treatment for mild and moderate sleep apnea and in cases of severe apnea when CPAP has not worked.
The Best Treatment for You
The best treatment option for you is one that you will wear all night, every night.
The TAP is a custom-made adjustable appliance that is worn while sleeping. The trays of the appliance, which look like teeth whitening trays, 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 or fall open during the night. This prevents the airway from collapsing. The more you pull your bottom jaw forward, the more your airway will open.
The TAP is the only mandibular advancement device that can be adjusted easily while in the mouth. This feature allows the patient to be in control of their treatment.
Most patients experience relief the very first night they wear their TAP. It usually takes about one week to get used to wearing the appliance. Nine in ten patients wear the appliance all night, every night.
- Comfortable and Patient-Friendly
- Maximum Effectiveness
For more information on the TAP, visit their website at www.tapintosleep.com, or call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodgers to see if you are a candidate for the TAP device.