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Sleep Apnea

Visit a Sleep Apnea Dentist in Austin, TX at Advanced Smile Center

Stop dreaming of a good night's sleep with this revolutionary snoring & sleep apnea solution.

The Thornton Adjustable positioner and the Thornton Adjustable Positioner II (TAP and TAPII) alleviate snoring and sleep apnea by holding the mandible forward during sleep, thereby preventing the tongue and soft tissues of the thorat from collapsing into the airway. The TAP is based on the same principle as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The airway must be opened to allow air to pass through.

The TAP has a unique design. It is the first appliance to allow total patient adjustability, with small increments, giving the patient a precise and customized level of treatment. Each TAP is custom-made in which two pieces snap firmly over the upper and lower teeth. The hook on the upper tray and the bar or socket on the low tray of the appliance engage enabling the mandible to be pulled forward. The dial mechanism (Front Assembly or Allen Wrench), found on the front upper tray, controls the amount the mandible is advanced (titrated).

The TAP has alleviated snoring in more than 96% of patients who wear the appliance. It is the only appliance proven to treat patients with moderate to severe apnea.

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