Using the Tap 3 Appliance for snoring and sleep apnea
At the practice of Dr. Dean Glasser, patients can obtain general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. Additionally, patients with conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea or chronic snoring may also benefit from a visit to his practice. This is because he proudly offers treatment with the use of a special oral appliance called the Tap 3 Appliance.
Understanding the Tap 3 Appliance
Dr. Dean Glasser describes the Tap 3 Appliance as a mandibular advancement device. TAP stands for Thornton Adjustable Positioner. This custom-made appliance is created to snap in place over the upper and lower arch of teeth like a sports mouthguard or an orthodontic retailer. It can hold the jaw forward and keep the tongue and soft tissues in the throat from collapsing into the airway and causing problems such as snoring and sleep apnea. The appliance is designed to not only be effective but to be comfortable to wear as well.
What are the benefits of the Tap 3 Appliance?
Oral appliances such as these are often available through dental facilities in the area. However, the Tap 3 appliance is different than the rest. This oral device is:
• Comfortable to wear
• Easy to adjust over time
• Provides precision control of the jaw alignment
• Effective when worn regularly
• Simple to create for proper fit and function
• Easy to care for and clean
Why wear the Tap 3 Appliance?
Patients who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea will find that they do not feel well-rested the following morning. This is because blockages are happening sometimes hundreds of times in one night, keeping patients from reaching the restorative levels of sleep needed to feel their best each day. By wearing an oral appliance, the airways can be maintained and patients can get a great night’s rest!
Interested in learning more about the Tap 3 Appliance?
Contact Dr. Dean Glasser and the team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island to discuss this solution with our area professional. The practice can be reached by calling (631) 423-6767 and visiting at 458 Old Country Road.