TAP® 3 Elite for Snoring & Sleep Apnea
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) is a simple, patient-friendly treatment solution for snoring and sleep apnea. The TAP holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not fall open during the night and cause the airway to collapse. It maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.
The unique design allows the patient to fine-tune his/her treatment at home and work with the clinician to achieve the best results.
Patients are empowered to manage the degree of lower jaw protrusion over as many nights as it takes to achieve the optimal treatment position.
The TAP has a single point of central adjustment, which prevents uneven bilateral adjustment that can create an irregular bite and discomfort.
The TAP 3 Elite is the most current design in the TAP line of oral appliances. It has a simple design that attaches the upper and lower trays together by using a small hook on the upper tray and a double lingual bar receptacle on the lower tray.
The new double lingual bar design improves patient experience and durability of the appliance because the hardware cannot disengage while the trays are worn. This design also meets Medicare requirements for oral appliances that treat sleep OSA because of the design features a fixed mechanical hinge and an inseparable pivot point.
The TAP 3 Elite design has an innovative 3-hook system that:
- Allows for greater adjustability
- Provides versatility to accommodate patient comfort
- Features increased hardware durability
- Allows for improved coupling of the upper and lower hardware over previous designs
- Is Medicare verified with code e0486