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TAP® 3 Elite

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We need upper and lower models and centric bite registration. For TAP 3 we need a protrusive bite. This can be accomplished by taking a bite edge-to-edge or whatever the doctor feels is the position for starting treatment.
The TAP appliances incrementally advance the mandible by the rotation of the knob positioned between the lips. Each 180° turn is equal to 0.25mm or 1/4 mm, incremental advancements help allow for comfortable accommodation therapeutic repositioning of the mandible.
Recommended Cleaning Instructions:
  • Brush and floss your teeth before placing the appliance in your mouth.
  • DO NOT soak the appliance in mouthwash, denture cleaner or alcohol. DO NOT place in hot or boiling water or expose to excessive heat (such as direct sunlight), as this will distort the appliance.
  • Rinse well with water before and after use and store dry.
  • Clean appliance with soap and warm water ONLY.
  • If it becomes loose, tight or causes you any discomfort, contact your dentist immediately.

Questions regarding insurance/technical information on snoring and apnea:

Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine - - (708) 273-9335
Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea (DOSA) -
Patients calling regarding anti-snoring devices or referrals to dentists that specialize in oral appliances for snoring and apnea can be directed to the website above.

Note: For medical insurance carriers to cover this oral appliance therapy, an overnight sleep study and a referral from a physician are usually required.

The dentist/physician has to diagnose the patient with sleep apnea, then submit a brief narrative of the diagnosis to the insurance company. In the narrative, the type of removable appliance they are prescribing for treatment should be explained.
The appliances can be used for patients that have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and who have either a full or a partial set of natural teeth.
TAP cannot be used with fully edentulous patients. It can be fitted to a partial denture only if it has adequate retention and the patient sleeps with it in place. TAP cannot be used in cases of myofacial dysfunction, arthropathy of the temporomandibular joint and advanced periodontal problems. Obesity, alcohol or other sedatives may affect the performance of the device. It cannot be used for patients wearing braces. It cannot be used as bleaching trays.
Start with an accurate bite registration and void-free impression using a custom tray.
No cementation necessary.
5 Days In-Lab
Rush Cases : All rush cases must be prescheduled by calling 800-944-7874 before the case is shipped. Time of pickup and delivery may affect turnaround time
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