Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea can be bothersome to sleeping partners, while also concerning for overall health and wellness. Conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea can impact one’s day-to-day life due to fatigue, poor concentration, and headaches that often accompany a poor night’s sleep. Dr. M.H. Peters of Houston, TX area encourages patients who deal with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea to visit Peters Dental Associates to determine if they are a proper candidate for the TAP 3 dental device.
What is the TAP 3 device?
TAP stands for “Thornton Adjustable Positioner.” TAP 3 is a mandibular device that is custom-fabricated for a patient. It involves two pieces that are snapped over the dental arch of both the upper and lower jaw. These pieces fit like a sports mouthguard or a retainer.. The TAP 3 device positions the jaw forward to keep the soft tissues of the mouth and the tongue from contributing to snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. It eliminates the need for a CPAP machine, which many patients do not enjoy using and often fall behind on compliance. This simple mouthpiece is comfortable to wear, easy to care for, and effective in treating snoring and sleep apnea.
What are the advantages of the TAP 3 oral appliance?
Dr. M. H. Peters encourages patients to consider the use of the TAP 3 appliance if they are struggling with chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. The device has many benefits. It is:
• Comfortable to wear
• Easy to fit and adjust
• Effective at treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
• Easy to keep clean
Are you a candidate for the TAP 3 device? Learn more about this and other solutions today!
Dr. M. H. Peters of Peters Dental Associates encourages patients in the community of Houston, TX to learn more about the TAP 3 appliance as a solution to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. His practice is located in Suite #100 at 2508 Bay Area Boulevard and can be reached at (281) 486-8061. Peters Dental Associates invites new and current patients into the practice for comprehensive dental care solutions.