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How TAP Appliances Can Put a Stop to Snoring

November 15, 2023 9:00 am
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For those who snore or share a bed with someone who does, the quest for a peaceful night’s sleep can be a constant struggle. While often dismissed as a mere annoyance, snoring can have underlying health implications. Further, it can negatively impact the quality of sleep for everyone around. One promising solution gaining traction is the use of TAP® (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) appliances, designed to address the root causes of snoring. Did you know Megan Jones, DDS offers TAP sleep appliances?

What is a TAP Appliance?

TAP appliances are specialized dental devices that reposition the lower jaw and tongue to maintain an open airway during sleep.

Snoring often results from the relaxation of throat muscles, leading to partial obstruction of the airway. The TAP appliance, custom-fitted by a dentist, helps prevent this obstruction by gently holding the lower jaw in a forward position, promoting optimal airflow.

TAP Appliance Approach

What sets TAP appliances apart is their adjustability. The degree to which the lower jaw is advanced can be customized. This customization allows for personalized treatment based on the severity of snoring and individual comfort. This adaptability makes TAP appliances attractive for those seeking a tailored and effective solution.

The Advantage of a TAP Appliance

One significant advantage of TAP appliances is their non-invasive nature compared to other snoring interventions. While surgical procedures or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are available, TAP appliances provide a more comfortable and user-friendly alternative.

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. However, by addressing airway obstruction, the TAP Appliance can contribute to reduced sleep apnea symptoms.

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Summing up, TAP appliances offer a promising avenue for those looking to put a stop to snoring and improve the overall quality of their sleep. If you or someone you know struggles with snoring or sleep apnea, we encourage you to contact our office in Shoreline, WA. We can go over TAP sleep devices, nightguards, and more!

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