Getting a full night of rest is more than just about trying not to yawn at work. Your body and mind are designed to repair and revitalize during your sleep cycle. Your mind eases into a deep relaxation state as your blood pressure and bpm drop. This is the signal your body needs to release hormones that are necessary for cell regrowth.
Apnea is the medical term for “without breath”. As you fall asleep and relax. The soft tissues in the back of your throat may obstruct airflow. If you suffer from sleep apnea this will lead to periods of oxygen deprivation that forces you awake, interrupting your sleep only to be repeated again, and again. Now I know you’re asking yourself, “what does this have to do with my teeth?” more than you may think as it turns out.
By position the upper and lower jaw to best suite the individual, we are able to increase the pathway of air. This isn’t the sleep apnea treatment that your accustomed to. Instead of a large humming device that bumps fresh oxygen into the users moth and nose, we can simply reposition their upper and lower jaw to improve airflow.
The TAP 3 is the smallest, most comfortable member of the TAP family. It is a two-part custom-created sleep apnea appliance that fits over the teeth in much the same way as a sports mouthguard. The TAP® 3 projects the jaw forward to prevent the tongue and soft tissues from impeding the airway. The lower jaw positioner is adjustable, which means that it can be altered to suit the comfort level of the wearer. The TAP® 3 appliance can accommodate the three main types of malocclusion and allows the lips to fully close.
We also offer 3 additional alternatives to the TAP 3! If you suffer from sleep apnea and would like to have nights of restful sleep. Accompanied by days full of energy and help to treat high blood pressure. Take a look at the services we offer specifically for putting a rest to sleep apnea!