The Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP)
Sleep-related dental problems such as GERD (heartburn/acid reflux) and bruxism (teeth grinding) may be signs of more serious health risks including stroke, heart disease, arrhythmias and esophageal cancer. Plus, there are proven links between lack of sleep and a host of problematic symptoms including depression, memory loss, hypertension and weight gain.
TAP Sleep Care effectively treats the full spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing, offering you a holistic, more intelligent approach to your well-being that can dramatically improve your quality of life.
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner, or TAP, is a patented mandibular (lower jaw) advancement device specifically engineered for keeping your airway open during sleep. What makes the TAP so innovative is its single, midline tension mechanism.
This technology not only allows you to advance your lower jaw with greater range than any other device, it also makes it incredibly comfortable and easy to adjust your device while it’s in your mouth. TAP Sleep Care lets you take ownership of your therapy by achieving optimal results on a gradual, night-by-night basis
High comfort for the patient is provided thanks to the continuously adjustable protrusion of the lower jaw, lateral mobility as well as the fine though break-resistant fabrication.
Long term clinical studies show that a successful and efficient treatment of snoring and sleep apnea can be achieved by wearing the TAP® splint.