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The TAP Appliance

A custom fit for your mouth that you can conveniently take anywhere

The Thorton Adjustable Positioner better known as the TAP Appliance is a custom made adjustable appliance that is worn while you are sleeping. The trays of the appliance are removable, clear, and comfortable hard material that snap over your upper and lower teeth then hook together in the front. The design is based on the principle of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The airway must be open to allow oxygen to pass through the throat and to the lungs. The appliance holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not allow the airway to collapse. It keeps your airway open and improves your breathing while you sleep.

This appliance may be the key to improve health and a better quality of life. Ask us about this appliance today!